CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Maggie Hassan has said she supports legalizing medical marijuana in New Hampshire, but a proposal to allow patients or caregivers to cultivate their own plants could be a sticking point.
Supporters said Friday that home growing is crucial for access by patients in rural areas and would bring down costs for people facing steep medical bills. But a spokesman for Hassan says the governor has concerns about home growing.
The bill lawmakers are currently considering would allow patients or caregivers to cultivate up to four adult plants and 12 seedlings. People dealing with chronic pain urged lawmakers at a hearing Thursday to pass a medical marijuana law, but opponents argued it would be difficult to regulate and send the wrong message that marijuana is harmless.