NH medical marijuana advisory panel meeting

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Three months after New Hampshire lawmakers voted to allow seriously ill people to possess and use marijuana for medical reasons, an advisory committee charged with helping implement the law is holding its first meeting.

The 15-member panel established by the law will meet Thursday in Concord to organize. The panel's charge is help the state write rules to implement the law, track how the law works, recommend changes to lawmakers and issue a report in five years on whether the law should be continued or repealed.

To qualify for medical marijuana, a person has to be a patient of the prescribing doctor for at least 90 days, have tried other remedies and have exhibited certain symptoms. Only New Hampshire residents qualify.

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