CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire lawmakers will gather public input on legislation to legalize medical marijuana use by people with debilitating or terminal health conditions.
The House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee is holding a hearing Thursday on a bill to allow up to five alternative treatment centers to dispense marijuana to patients as well as allow them to grow small amounts for personal use, or to designate a caregiver to grow it for them.
The bill's prime sponsor, Rep. Donna Schlachman of Exeter, says both options are needed to reach the most people in need of help.
Gov. Maggie Hassan said she would support medical marijuana for tightly defined diseases and tightly regulated dispensaries. She did not say if she would support individuals or caregivers growing their own marijuana.