The House and Senate reached agreement today on a medical marijuana bill.
This final version would allow patients with a doctor’s prescription to possess up to six ounces of marijuana. Medicinal use would only be granted to people with debilitating conditions or terminal diseases.
Senator James Forsythe, a Republican from Strafford, believes the bill is designed to ensure public safety.
The State is fining Concord Hospital over two hundred thousand dollars. The hospital was nabbed for not disposing its pharmaceutical waste properly.
During an inspection the Department of Environmental Services found that Concord Hospital was throwing pills and other non-infectious medical waste straight into the garbage. According to the DES this is the first time in New Hampshire that a civil suit has been filed for improper disposal of pharmaceuticals.
Selectmen in the Seacoast town of Rye have voted to require cyclists to ride single file on all roads in the town. The ordinance passed despite opposition from the community, and it also requires pedestrians to walk single file on Rye roads.
Similar rules are in place in Newington and Newcastle. Supporters of single file ordinances say that the narrow, winding roads on the seacoast don’t have space for two cyclists abreast.
The rule became a flashpoint after Rye’s chief of police put up a traffic sign that read, “Roads are for riding not chatting. Ride single file.”
SUGAR HILL, N.H. (AP) — A rural post office in northern New Hampshire is now open just a half-hour a day for customers to buy stamps.
No other services are available at the Sugar Hill post office across from Town Hall. A rural carrier from Lisbon is running it from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Customers found out Friday when they saw a notice posted on the door.
A group of parents in Manchester are calling for the state to provide more money for their school district. The newly formed Citizens for Manchester Schools held a rally in downtown Manchester Tuesday night.
The organization’s president, Jim O’Connell says the city’s schools are underfunded. He says the money needed to fund an adequate education is relatively small.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The National Weather Service says severe thunderstorm warnings for much of New Hampshire will remain in effect at least until 10 p.m.
The weather service reported hail the size of a quarter rained down on Alstead and area communities. The fast-moving storm is spreading from northeast from Cheshire County and western Merrimack County. There was a brief tornado watch just north of Keene, but that expired at 4:15 p.m.
New Hampshire House Speaker William O'Brien says the actions of his former majority leader were unacceptable, but he isn't saying whether he would've blown the whistle had another lawmaker not come forward.
Update: The New Hampshire Legal Rights Foundation announced Tuesday that it has severed its relationship with former Rep. D.J. Bettencourt. The foundation had recently named Bettencourt as executive director.
House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt announced Friday that he will not seek re-election and will step down at the end of the legislative session. The following statement was released by the New Hampshire Republican State Committee: