On April 24, the New Hampshire Senate Committee voted 3-2 rejecting home cultivation. Approval would have allowed medical marijuana patients and caregivers to grow up to 2 mature plants and 12 seedlings at a time. HB 1476 will be sent for an “interim study” instead.
Numerous patients voiced their support and need to grow their own medicine at a public hearing, according to MPP. All hope isn’t lost thought, a full Senate vote could take place in the next few weeks. If the full vote does not move the bill forward, lawmakers will have to wait until the next legislative session to introduce a new bill for home cultivation.
There is a call to action to all New Hampshire medical marijuana patients and caregivers to contact local representatives and Governor Sununu to urge support for HB 1476. If you are one of the patients that is unable to afford dispensary prices, this is your opportunity to let your local representatives know that you need to be able to grow your own medicine and why. This is an opportunity to turn this bill around and help get it passed without having to wait another year.