- Associated Press - Thursday, May 1, 2014

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The Senate has voted to study whether people with serious illnesses should be allowed to grow marijuana at home rather than wait for dispensaries to open under New Hampshire’s medical marijuana law.

The Senate voted Thursday without debate to study the House bill. Last year, lawmakers considered including a home-grow provision in the medical marijuana law but took it out at Gov. Maggie Hassan’s insistence. Supporters argue patients who qualify under the new law to use marijuana should not have to wait for the state to implement it.

Under the bill, licensed patients could possess up to two mature plants and 12 immature plants or seedlings. They had to report their cultivation locations to the state and lost cultivation rights once a dispensary opened within 30 miles of their home.