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Medicinal Pot  Up for N.H. Vote

Concord — New Hampshire is poised to become the 19th state to allow seriously ill people to possess and use marijuana for medical reasons. The Legislature votes Wednesday on compromise legislation that would allow patients diagnosed with cancer, Crohn’s disease and other conditions to possess up to 2 ounces of marijuana obtained from dispensaries.

The dispensaries could have a maximum of 80 marijuana plants, 160 seedlings and 80 ounces of marijuana or 6 ounces per qualifying patient. They also would have a limit of three mature cannabis plants, 12 seedlings and 6 ounces for each patient who designates the dispensary as a treatment center.

The compromise eliminated an option for patients to also grow marijuana at home. Gov. Maggie Hassan said she wouldn’t sign the bill if the home-grow provision remained.

— The Associated Press