Linda Horan

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  The New Hampshire Attorney General's office is appealing a court ruling that allowed state residents to get therapeutic cannabis in other states.

The Concord Monitor reports the November ruling allowed qualified patients waiting for the state's alternative treatment centers to open this spring to receive identification cards to be used at dispensaries in other states.

The attorney general's office wants the state Supreme Court to determine whether patients will still be allowed to go out of the state once the New Hampshire dispensaries open.

Linda Horan, Medical Marijuana Activist, Dies at 64

Feb 1, 2016
Jack Rodolico

A New Hampshire activist passed away Monday. Linda Horan became well-known in recent months for filing a lawsuit that opened up access to the state's sluggish medical marijuana program.

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When New Hampshire legalized medical marijuana in July 2013, no one expected the program to be up and running overnight.

Two and a half years later, however, none of the dispensaries envisioned under the new law are open, and the only patient who has received medical marijuana had to file a lawsuit for the right to travel out of state to get it.

So what’s taken so long?

Jack Rodolico

Last Friday, Linda Horan sat in front of a bank of reporters in the back room of a medical marijuana dispensary in Portland, Maine. She was beaming.

"My god, I’m over the moon – completely over the moon," she said.

Casey McDermott

A judge has ruled the state can no longer stop an Alstead woman’s effort to get medical marijuana.

The legislature passed a medical marijuana law three years ago, but state-approved dispensaries are more than a year behind schedule.

Linda Horan was diagnosed with stage four terminal lung cancer this summer. Tuesday’s ruling out of Merrimack Superior Court means the state must issue Horan a registration card immediately, allowing her to access medical marijuana in Maine.