Posted June 19, 2018 09:30:14 New Hampshire will become the 19th state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by July 1.
The bill, which Gov.
Maggie Hassan has indicated she would sign into law, will legalize and regulate the recreational sale and use of the drug.
It also allows the cultivation and distribution of marijuana, and allows the use of up to an ounce per person of the substance for medical purposes.
The bill does not define medical use.
The governor’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Hassan, who was reelected to a second term on Tuesday, said in a statement Friday she would not sign the bill into law.
“My job as governor is to lead New Hampshire, and we are doing just that.
I believe in the right to be able to grow, buy and consume marijuana.
This is a matter of state law and will be enforced by our elected officials,” Hassan said.”
The New Hampshire legislature has taken action to help the people of New Hampshire stay ahead of the marijuana epidemic, but we will not support a bill that will further harm our state’s economy, families and communities.”
Under the new law, medical marijuana would be available for patients who have severe, chronic or terminal illnesses or conditions, and those who can’t manage the disease.
It would also allow people to use it for medical research and treatment.
The new law also allows for the cultivation, processing, and retail sale of marijuana.
The state’s cannabis commission will set the price for recreational marijuana.
The law will allow for a $25 per ounce cap on the number of plants a person can possess and will allow caregivers to purchase up to two ounces.
The commission will have three months to come up with regulations for the recreational pot industry.
If they are not approved, the legislature would have three weeks to consider the bill and the governor would have to sign it.
The commission has until July 1 to approve or reject the bill.
The state’s medical marijuana program will be administered by the Department of Health.
The department will administer the program in three stages, which will take four to six months.
The first phase, called pilot program, will begin in 2018.
It will allow medical marijuana users to buy up to four ounces and cultivate up to six plants.
Patients can use up to one ounce of the plant per day.
The second phase, which is scheduled to start in 2019, will allow people with debilitating illnesses to purchase the drug for medical use only.
That phase will begin three years later, when the program will allow anyone to use up for a period of four months to six years.
The third phase, scheduled to begin in 2020, will start in 2021, when people will be allowed to use the drug to treat pain and cancer.
Medical marijuana patients will be able use up the maximum amount for the program to be up to eight ounces.
Medical marijuana patients who are unable to get the drug are eligible to buy it for patients with severe or terminal conditions, those who have chronic or debilitating illnesses, and patients with cancer.