N.H. House Overrides Veto of 'Home-grown' Medical Marijuana Bill | New Hampshire Public Radio

N.H. House Overrides Veto of 'Home-grown' Medical Marijuana Bill

Sep 19, 2019

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House lawmakers have overridden Gov. Chris Sununu's veto of a bill that would allow medical marijuana patients to grow their own supply.

The House vote Wednesday sends the bill back to the Senate, which backed it by a 14-10 margin earlier this year. That would fall short of the two-thirds majority needed to override a veto.

New Hampshire legalized medical marijuana in 2013. As of late last year, more than 7,000 patients were enrolled in the program. For now, they must travel to one of the state's four dispensaries to get the drug. Many say distance and cost are major obstacles.

In his veto message, Sununu said the bill would be a burden on law enforcement and would bypass regulations that limit the diversion of marijuana to the black market.