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N.H. House Passes Bills to Expand Medical Marijuana

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Medical marijuana would be available to more patients under a pair of bills approved by the New Hampshire House, but a more expansive bill has died in the Senate. 

House voted Wednesday to add insomnia and opioid use disorderto the list of qualifying conditions, though the latter would carry significant restrictions.

An earlier version of one of the bills also sought to add anxiety and Lyme disease to the list, but those provisions were removed.

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Meanwhile, the Senate voted against making medical marijuana available for any condition for which treatment is determined to be necessary by a provider.

The Senate also rejected a bill to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana, or cannabis for adult use. Senators, by voice voice Jan. 8, sent the bill to interim study.

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