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Medical Cannabis Home Grow Bill Passes New Hampshire House

A bill that would legalize home growing for medical cannabis patients has successfully passed the New Hampshire House of Representatives.

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A bill allowing medical cannabis patients to grow their own cannabis has successfully passed the New Hampshire House of Representatives, according to The Boston Globe.

Medical cannabis was legalized in New Hampshire in 2013 but patients are required to get their cannabis from the state’s four licensed dispensaries.

The new proposal would allow patients to possess up to three mature plants, three immature plants, and 12 seedlings at one time. The bill would also raise the legal limit for possession of dried cannabis flower from six ounces to eight ounces.

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R), who has voiced opposition to adult-use legalization efforts, said he will carefully review the language of this medical cannabis bill should it reach his desk.

The New Hampshire House also passed adult-use legislation in February but, due to the opposition from Gov. Sununu and some other Republicans, that bill’s future is uncertain. The margin of support for adult-use legalization in the House was not enough to withstand a veto.

The medical cannabis home grow bill’s future seems much brighter. The bill will now be considered by the state Senate.

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