Last year, the New Hampshire House and Senate passed a bill that would have allowed patients and caregivers to grow a limited supply of cannabis. Sadly, Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed the bill. The House voted to override his veto, but the Senate fell three votes short of doing so.
A nearly identical bill, SB 420, passed the Senate Health and Human Services Committee last week, and it is scheduled for a vote in the full Senate on Thursday, February 6.
For the sake of patients who are still struggling because of limited access to cannabis, please contact your senator right now and urge them to support HB 364!
Additionally, if you live in the Manchester area, it is especially important that you follow up with a phone call to your senator’s office. All three of Manchester’s senators voted against the bill in 2019!
SB 420 would allow possession of three mature plants, three immature plants, and 12 seedlings for each patient. The bill is critically important because many patients are unable to afford the products that are available at dispensaries, which are not covered by health insurance. For some patients, home cultivation is simply the best, most affordable option.
After you contact your senator, please share this message with your family and friends.