New Hampshire’s legislature hears marijuana policy proposals that would loosen the State’s regulations on the use of marijuana.
Some of the bills that were up for discussion included language that would allow people authorized to use medicinal marijuana to grow their own plants at home, AND would add Post Dramatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Chronic Pain to the state’s qualifying conditions for medical marijuana use.
According to New Hampshire Public Radio, all of these measures overwhelmingly passed the House last month and are now in the Senate.
At last week’s public hearings, several people testified in support of these proposals, including many who gave personal stories of how marijuana has improved their symptoms. One woman said it has helped her with nightmares and breathlessness caused by being sexually assaulted. Others described how marijuana has allowed them to go back to work and even become better parents.
Rep. Jerry Knirk of Freedom [District 3], who’s a retired spine surgeon, also testified in support of these measures, especially the proposal involving chronic pain. Knirk says research shows when it comes to chronic pain such as back pain,…