Public hearing set on medical marijuana registry

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire’s health department is holding a public hearing on its proposed rules for part of the state’s medical marijuana program.

Thursday’s hearing at the Department of Health and Human Services will focus on the patient registry portion of the program.

Advocates say they will urge regulators to move more swiftly to implement the program, which will provide seriously ill patients with legal access to medical marijuana. The Marijuana Policy Project wants the state to begin issuing identification cards to patients as quickly as possible.

The state law passed last year will allow seriously ill patients diagnosed with cancer, Crohn’s disease and other conditions to have up to 2 ounces of marijuana obtained from dispensaries.

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