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 access.
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 treatment.
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 Sununu.