N.H. Senate Puts The Brakes On Medical Marijuana Bill


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‚ÄčThe New Hampshire Senate has postponed action on a bill that would have legalized the medicinal use and possession of marijuana for people with debilitating or terminal illnesses.

The Senate voted on Wednesday to delay action on the bill, which would have legalized less than two ounces of cannabis for medical purposes, reports the Associated Press.
Sen. Ray White (R-Bedford) said the Senate does not plan to vote on the bill this year, leaving seriously ill patients in the state with no alternative except either suffering or breaking the law.

The House already passed the bill 221-96 in March with no debate. Both houses of the Legislature passed a medical marijuana bill two years ago, but Governor John Lynch vetoed it. The House voted to override Lynch’s veto, but the effort to override fell two votes short in the Senate.
Governor Lynch had already promised to veto the current proposal.