medical marijuana http://nhpr.org en Access, Privacy Concerns Raised At Medical Marijuana Patient Registry Hearing http://nhpr.org/post/access-privacy-concerns-raised-medical-marijuana-patient-registry-hearing <p></p><p>Prospective medical marijuana patients and advocates are urging state health officials to issue registry cards as soon as possible.</p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 18:42:26 +0000 Michael Brindley 49387 at http://nhpr.org Access, Privacy Concerns Raised At Medical Marijuana Patient Registry Hearing Vermont Lawmakers Expand State's Medical Marijuana Law http://nhpr.org/post/vermont-lawmakers-expand-states-medical-marijuana-law <p style="font-family: arial; background-color: rgb(238, 238, 238);">The number of people who can obtain medical marijuana would increase under a bill that has now passed the Legislature and is on its way to the governor for his signature.</p><p style="font-family: arial; background-color: rgb(238, 238, 238);"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The bill also calls for a study to determine how much money the state could reap in new tax revenue if marijuana is legalized in the future.</span></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 18:33:00 +0000 Bob Kinzel 47803 at http://nhpr.org Frustration With Medical Marijuana Delays http://nhpr.org/post/frustration-medical-marijuana-delays <p>Last year, supporters of marijuana use for health purposes cheered when a bill became law. They’ve since been frustrated, however, over the timeframe of dispensaries and patient cards, also the lack of a “grow your own” option.&nbsp; But others say patience is needed, that implementation should be done carefully to avoid dangerous mistakes.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 46867 at http://nhpr.org Frustration With Medical Marijuana Delays Online Ads Promise To Help Residents Get Medical Marijuana Cards That Don't Exist Yet http://nhpr.org/post/online-ads-promise-help-residents-get-medical-marijuana-cards-dont-exist-yet <p>Now that New Hampshire has a law allowing for the use of medicinal marijuana, it might not surprise you to find advertisements about how people can obtain registration cards for the program.</p><p>There’s only one catch: there is no such registration card as of yet, and that raises some serious questions about those advertisements and who’s behind them.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:45:19 +0000 Brady Carlson 46755 at http://nhpr.org Online Ads Promise To Help Residents Get Medical Marijuana Cards That Don't Exist Yet Medical Marijuana Advocates: Grow-Your-Own Needed With Delays In Law http://nhpr.org/post/medical-marijuana-advocates-grow-your-own-needed-delays-law <p></p><p>With licensed dispensaries not expected to open until next year, medical marijuana advocates hope a <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2014/HB1622.pdf" target="_blank">bill</a> could bring relief to patients sooner by letting them grow their own.</p><p></p><p>The bill went before a Senate committee today.</p><p>New Hampshire became the last New England state to legalize medical marijuana last year, but Matt Simon with the <a href="http://www.mpp.org/" target="_blank">Marijuana Policy Project</a> says the rulemaking process is delaying its implementation.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:02:14 +0000 Michael Brindley 46409 at http://nhpr.org Medical Marijuana Advocates: Grow-Your-Own Needed With Delays In Law A.G. Cautions Against Issuing Medical Marijuana ID Cards This Summer http://nhpr.org/post/ag-cautions-against-issuing-medical-marijuana-id-cards-summer <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The attorney general's office is <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/nhpr/files/Attorney_General_Memo_2-13-14.pdf" target="_blank">advising</a> against issuing identification cards this summer to New Hampshire residents eligible to possess up to 2 ounces of marijuana for medicinal purposes under a new state law.</p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:40:48 +0000 Associated Press 44136 at http://nhpr.org A.G. Cautions Against Issuing Medical Marijuana ID Cards This Summer Bill Would Prohibit N.H.'s Medical Marijuana Dispensaries From Advertising Product http://nhpr.org/post/bill-would-prohibit-nhs-medical-marijuana-dispensaries-advertising-product <p></p><p>A House committee is <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/caljourns/calendars/2014/HC_4.pdf" target="_blank">scheduled </a>to hear three bills on Thursday that propose changes to the state’s medical marijuana law.</p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:33:35 +0000 Michael Brindley 42653 at http://nhpr.org Bill Would Prohibit N.H.'s Medical Marijuana Dispensaries From Advertising Product DHHS Commissioner Toumpas http://nhpr.org/post/dhhs-commissioner-toumpas <p>You would think that the commissioner of the state’s largest agency has one of the biggest to-do lists of the year, and for Health and Human Services Commissioner Nick Toumpas, you’re probably right. A new year brings new challenges for Toumpas: with Medicaid, there’s the implementation of its managed care program, as well as the continuing debate over its expansion. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy & Faith Meixell 42197 at http://nhpr.org DHHS Commissioner Toumpas DHHS Commissioner: Cost Of Rolling Out Medical Marijuana Law Adding Up http://nhpr.org/post/dhhs-commissioner-cost-rolling-out-medical-marijuana-law-adding <p></p><p>The commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services says he’s concerned about the cost to his department of implementing the state’s new medical marijuana law.</p><p>Appearing on The Exchange, Nicholas Toumpas says there is no shortage of issues facing his staff as it works through the early stages.</p><p></p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:51:22 +0000 Michael Brindley 33556 at http://nhpr.org DHHS Commissioner: Cost Of Rolling Out Medical Marijuana Law Adding Up New Hampshire Prepares For Medical Marijuana http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-prepares-medical-marijuana <p>After a few attempts and two defeats by veto, New Hampshire became the last New England state to pass a medical marijuana bill into law. The law is one of the strictest in the country as users cannot grow their own plants and the list of ailments allowed are small. Now as the state prepares for it, it also has to answer questions around dispensing the drug and how to keep it in the right people's hands. We'll look at the big unanswered questions and what roadblocks still may be in the way.</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 32167 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Prepares For Medical Marijuana Gov. Hassan Signs Medical Marijuana Bill Into Law http://nhpr.org/post/gov-hassan-signs-medical-marijuana-bill-law <p></p><p>Governor Hassan signed a bill Tuesday, making New Hampshire the 19<sup>th</sup> state to legalize the use of medicinal marijuana.</p><p></p><p>Hassan says the law breaks new ground by giving seriously ill patients what they need – medical marijuana from up to four state-authorized dispensaries.</p><p>“We’re really looking forward to getting them up and running as quickly as possible but also making sure again that we’re doing it the right way for New Hampshire and that we can prevent abuse, as well.”</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 20:08:30 +0000 Michael Brindley 31828 at http://nhpr.org Gov. Hassan Signs Medical Marijuana Bill Into Law On The Political Front For June 24 http://nhpr.org/post/political-front-june-24 <p></p><p></p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:04:38 +0000 Josh Rogers 30004 at http://nhpr.org On The Political Front For June 24 Deal On Medical Marijuana Wins Hassan's Support http://nhpr.org/post/deal-medical-marijuana-wins-hassans-support <p></p><p>At issue for Governor Hassan was a provision in the House version of the bill that would allow qualifying &nbsp;patients to grow their own marijuan. Hassan also didn’t like that the House wanted to permit doctors to prescribe cannabis to treat PTSD.</p><p>The N.H. Senate had removed both provisions from the its version bill at Hassan’s behest, and House negotiators say under the circumstances going along made sense. Concord Democrat Jim McKay is Chairman of the House Health and Human Services Committee.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:03:26 +0000 Josh Rogers 29691 at http://nhpr.org Friday NH News Roundup - Week Of May 6 http://nhpr.org/post/friday-nh-news-roundup-week-may-6 <p>Today on The Exchange, it's our Friday New Hampshire News Roundup. We're looking at some of the top stories of the week, from the one public hearing held on the state Senate's budget, to the House's hard look at the Senate casino bill, and the removal of "grow your own" policy from the medical marijuana bill.</p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p><p><strong>Kevin Landrigan</strong> - Longtime political reporter for the Telegraph of Nashua.</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 27237 at http://nhpr.org Friday NH News Roundup - Week Of May 6 Key Law Enforcement Critics Don't Ask Senate to Kill House-Backed Medical Marijuana Bill http://nhpr.org/post/key-law-enforcement-critics-dont-ask-senate-kill-house-backed-medical-marijuana-bill <p></p><p>Go to any medical marijuana hearing and you will hear people suffering from severe illness or injury extolling the therapeutic benefits of marijuana. But in NH you have never heard things like this. Elizabeth Woodcock is with the NH Department of Justice:</p><blockquote><p>The NH attorney general’s office is willing to work with the committee and with the medical community to see if we can resolve the concerns that we have about the bill, and that’s the only thing I came to say.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 20:31:49 +0000 Josh Rogers 25393 at http://nhpr.org Key Law Enforcement Critics Don't Ask Senate to Kill House-Backed Medical Marijuana Bill