CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — House lawmakers are advancing a bill to legalize marijuana for medical use after tweaking the language, most notably to block out-of-state patients from purchasing the drug at the five dispensaries sanctioned in the bill.
A House committee voted 14-1 Thursday to recommend its passage.
The legislature previously passed three medical marijuana bills, all vetoed by former Gov. John Lynch. Newly elected Gov. Maggie Hassan recently endorsed a tightly regulated medical marijuana law. Eighteen states and the District of Columbia already have such laws.
Out-of-state patients could possess marijuana, but not purchase it. The amended bill also reduces the amount individuals could cultivate from four adult plants to three.