New Hampshire Passes Bill to Legalize MMJMay 5th, 2009 by Erin
New Hampshire is the newest state to pass a bill to legalize small amounts of medical marijuana for qualified patients suffering from severe illnesses.
Similar to states with a medical marijuana law already in place, the bill if passed, will allow patients to grow up to six plants and possess up to two ounces of cannabis with a legitimate doctor’s recommendation.
The Senate’s vote of 14-10 has sent this bill for House approval. A review of the bill is also underway to add an amendment, following the typical arguments; Marijuana advocates insisting that it shows compassion to the sick, and opponents coming back with the archaic argument that the bill would encourage abuse and be difficult to regulate.
Edit: The confusion regarding this article has been resolved, we’ll put our crystal ball away. Thanks to Jordan for the heads up!