On 8th January, the New
Hampshire House approved a pair of legislation seeking to expand the medical
marijuana program in the states as well as increase the level of patient
According to Ap News, the
legislators voted to add two new conditions, insomnia and opioid use disorder
to the list of qualifying conditions in New Hampshire’s list.
However, under the
legislation, patients seeking to use medical marijuana as a treatment option
for opioid use disorder need to meet several requirements such as a certificate
from a certified medical professional with expert knowledge on addiction
Before the lawmakers made
the decision, Lyme disease was also being debated on but was later removed,
reported the news outlet.
AP News further reported that
on 8th January, the New Hampshire Senate vetoed legislation allowing access to
medical marijuana to any condition that a medical provider deems could be
treated using cannabis.
In 2019, New Hampshire
Governor Chris Sununu opposed legislation seeking to allow medical marijuana
patients in the state to grow their marijuana plants. However, still, the House
overruled the veto through a vote.
AP News further reported
that during the 2020 legislative sessions, the measure seeking to legalize
recreational marijuana would be brought up despite the opposition from Governor