New Hampshire House Passes Bill to Allow Caregivers to Grow Medical Marijuana

CONCORD, N.H. (Mar. 8, 2018) – On Tuesday, the New Hampshire House passed a bill to expand the state’s medical marijuana law to allow caregivers and patients to cultivate cannabis.

Rep. Robert Cushing (D-Hampton) introduced House Bill 1476 (HB1476) with 14 bipartisan co-sponsors. The legislation would allow medical marijuana caregivers and patients to grow up to six ounces of usable cannabis. Caregivers and patients growing medical marijuana would not be allowed to grow for more than one particular patient and would be restricted from growing more than two mature cannabis plants and 12 seedlings, where the plants are subject to public view, including to view from another private property, without the use of optical aids, with a total canopy of no more than 50 square feet.

HB1476 was given an ‘Ought to Pass’ recommendation by the House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee. On Tuesday, the full House agreed with a voice vote.

Despite the federal prohibition on marijuana, measures such as HB1476 remain perfectly constitutional, and the feds can do little if anything to stop them in practice.

LEGALITY

Under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) passed in 1970, the federal government maintains complete prohibition of …

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