New Hampshire: Medical Marijuana Bill Will Be Voted On Today...

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  1. Monterey Bud

    Monterey Bud Administrator Staff Member

    6.26.2013 |

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire is poised to become the 19th state to allow seriously ill people to possess and use marijuana for medical reasons.

    The Legislature votes Wednesday on compromise legislation that would allow patients diagnosed with cancer, Crohn's disease and other conditions to possess up to 2 ounces of marijuana obtained from dispensaries.

    The dispensaries could have a maximum of 80 marijuana plants, 160 seedlings and 80 ounces of marijuana or 6 ounces per qualifying patient. They also would have a limit of 3 mature cannabis plants, 12 seedlings and 6 ounces for each patient who designates the dispensary as a treatment center.

    The compromise eliminated an option for patients to also grow marijuana at home. Gov. Maggie Hassan said she wouldn't sign the bill if the home-grow provision remained....despite patients pleads
  2. Monterey Bud

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    Voter ID Compromise, Medical Marijuana Approved in N.H.

    Concord — Compromise legislation to reform New Hampshire’s year-old voter ID law passed the Republican-led Senate and the Democratic-led House yesterday, as a last-ditch effort by conservative Republicans to block the bill fell short.

    The bill now goes to Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan, who indicated she will sign it into law.

    “The governor continues to believe that the voter identification law enacted by the previous Legislature was misguided and should be fully repealed, but she appreciates that the compromise reached by the Legislature will save local communities the burden of costs for cameras, prevent long lines at the polls and alleviate confusion about permissible forms of identification,” said spokesman Marc Goldberg in a statement.

    The voter ID law enacted in 2012 included several changes that were to effect this September, including a shorter list of acceptable forms of ID and a requirement that voters without an ID, who already must fill out an affidavit, be photographed by election workers as well.

    But under a compromise worked out last week by negotiators from the House and Senate, student IDs will remain valid forms of identification at the polls, voters 65 and over will be able to use expired driver’s licenses to vote and the photo-taking requirement will be delayed until 2015.

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