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Feb 1, 2016 4:32 PM

Linda Horan - 1st NH resident to legally buy medical marijuana - loses cancer battle

CONCORD - Linda Horan, a longtime activist for the legalization of medical marijuana, has lost her battle with lung cancer.

READ: Landrigan: Terminally-ill woman takes NH to court to get access to medical marijuana

She was 64.

Horan, of Alstead, became well-known after she successfully sued New Hampshire to get access to a medical marijuana card despite no dispensaries being open yet in the state.

READ: Judge considers terminally ill NH woman's request to buy medical marijuana in Maine

"This is my final crusade, and I’m not going to stop until we’ve accomplished our goal, not just for myself but for every other sick person in this state who qualifies," she said in November.

She used her card to buy her medical marijuana in Maine at the end of December, becoming the first Granite Stater to legally do so.

Kevin Deane is the Digital Content Manager for You can email him at and follow him on Twitter, @kdeaneNH1.

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