CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire’s Senate has voted to legalize allowing residents with crippling ailments to use small amounts of marijuana.
The 14-10 vote on Wednesday sent the bill back to the House for review of an amendment.
Medical marijuana advocates argued the legislation would show compassion to the severely ill. Opponents sided with law enforcement who said the proposal would invite abuse and be difficult to regulate.
The bill would allow severely ill patients or their caregivers to grow and possess six marijuana plants and two ounces of the drug. It requires doctors to certify a patient has a debilitating medical condition and would benefit from using marijuana.
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