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New Hampshire Adds PTSD to Qualifying List for Medical Marijuana

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House Bill 160 was sponsored by Representative Eric Schleien. It allows access to medical marijuana for patients with PTSD. The bill passed the House on March 8, in an overwhelming 302 – 46 vote. In the Senate, it passed on a voice vote.

Governor Sununu signed the bill into law on June 28 and the law went into effect on August 27, according to Tennessee Watchman.  This year has proven to be a successful one in terms of marijuana in New Hampshire with the state also decriminalizing possession of small amounts. The state passed medical marijuana legislation in 2013.

Representative Schleien said, “There’s been a lot of research on this which shows that doctors prescribe fewer opioids in states where medical cannabis is an option for pain, and those states have lower fatal overdoses.”

Experts estimate that it would cost the DEA 40-percent of its annual budget to raid every dispensary in L.A. – not including prosecution costs.

Michael Boldin of Tenth Amendment Center said, “The lesson here is pretty straight forward. When enough people say, ‘No!’ to the federal government, and enough states pass laws backing those people up, there’s not much the feds can do to shove their so-called laws, regulations or mandates down our throats.”