N.H. Senate Committee Ignores Patients’ Testimony, Rejects Home Grow Bill

Apr 25, 2018 , , , , , ,


Yesterday, the New Hampshire Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted 3-2 to reject a bill that would allow home cultivation of up to two mature cannabis plants and 12 seedlings by registered patients and caregivers. Instead of listening to the numerous patients who testified at the public hearing, the committee recommended that HB 1476 be sent to “interim study,” which would effectively kill it for the year. But there’s still hope. Next, the bill is expected to receive a vote in the full Senate sometime in the next few weeks. Gov. Chris Sununu has not expressed a public position on the bill.

This 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. There is no need for further study before allowing limited home cultivation by registered patients and caregivers, especially now that it is becoming clear that access to cannabis is a key to addressing the opiate crisis.

If you are a New Hampshire resident, please email your state senator’s office today and urge him or her to support HB 1476! Then, call Gov. Chris Sununu and urge him to do the same.

 


3 responses to “N.H. Senate Committee Ignores Patients’ Testimony, Rejects Home Grow Bill”

  1. Many patients are unable to afford the products that are available at dispensaries, which are not covered by health insurance so this bill is critically important.

  2. So happy I moved to Maine 3 years ago. I lived in NH for 26 years, but chronic pain, PTSD, loss of weight made it a criminal act to use medical marijuana. “Live Free or Die” = “Die” in NH and “Live” in Maine. So sad the government in NH could care less about the benefits of marijuana and although “decriminalised”, you’re still a criminal. Growing your own natural medicine is vital to many people who cannot otherwise afford the prices at a dispensary or travel to one.

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