SB 388 is a bill to allow for satellite therapeutic marijuana satellite dispensaries.  I introduced a floor amendment that would allow a therapeutic marijuana satellite dispensary in Cheshire Co.  The bill passed the Senate with bi-partisan support.  I’ve been contacted by constituents stating they drive 2 hours to Lebanon only to find they can’t fill their prescribed amount.  They’ve said it’s easier to buy the marijuana on the street.  Remember, medically prescribed marijuana treats diagnosed illnesses such as cancer, chronic pain and PTSD (shown below), and is an alternative to stronger drugs like opioids.

Now, we need to prepare for testimony in the House of Representatives.  This means people in Cheshire County that would gain from a dispensary 30 minutes from their home need to testify or send written comments to the committee.  Please contact me (jay.kahn@leg.state.nh.us) so we can coordinate a presentation for the House of Representatives, Health and Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee hearing.

Qualifying Medical Conditions

As of August 27, 2017, the list of qualifying medical conditions for the therapeutic use of cannabis is established by law in RSA 126-X:1, IX(a), as follows.

“Qualifying medical condition” means “the presence of:

  1. (A) Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, chronic pancreatitis, spinal cord injury or disease, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, lupus, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, ulcerative colitis, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, or one or more injuries or conditions that has resulted in one or more qualifying symptoms under subparagraph (B); AND
    (B) A severely debilitating or terminal medical condition or its treatment that has produced at least one of the following: elevated intraocular pressure, cachexia, chemotherapy-induced anorexia, wasting syndrome, agitation of Alzheimer's disease, severe pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects, constant or severe nausea, moderate to severe vomiting, seizures, or severe, persistent muscle spasms;

    OR
  2. "Qualifying medical condition" also means:
    (A) Moderate to severe chronic pain. 
    (B) Severe pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects.
    (C) Moderate or severe post-traumatic stress disorder.