Real-time N.H. traffic updates
Embed Code Copied

Dec 28, 2015 9:32 AM

NH begins issuing medical marijuana cards

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire patients who qualify for medical marijuana can now receive the identification cards needed to legally purchase and possess cannabis, though dispensaries won't begin operating until spring.

The decision to begin issuing cards on Monday comes after a woman with terminal cancer sued the state for access to an identification card so she could buy marijuana in Maine. She won the case, prompting the attorney general to advise the state to give out cards before the dispensaries open.

The cards will allow qualifying patients to legally possess up to two ounces of marijuana, meaning they could buy it in other states without fear of facing charges.

The Legislature approved medical marijuana in 2013.

--  Dealing with the Disease of Addiction? Click here for help --

--

»Comments

Concord, NH
Broken Clouds 33°
10pm 35°
11pm 34°
12am 37°
1am 37°

 

N.H. DollarSaver

 

Friday, TBD - Health care bill pulled from House floor

Friday, 4:15 p.m. - Weather update with Meteorologist Ryan Breton

 

 

NH1 on Facebook

Download NH1 App

NH1 on Twitter

Check out NH1 News Rail Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome