HB157 (2017) Detail

Adding chronic pain to qualifying conditions under therapeutic use of cannabis.


CHAPTER 125

HB 157 - FINAL VERSION

 

8Mar2017... 0682h

2017 SESSION

17-0114

01/09

 

HOUSE BILL 157

 

AN ACT adding chronic pain to qualifying conditions under therapeutic use of cannabis.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Schleien, Hills. 37; Rep. E. Edwards, Hills. 11; Rep. Fisher, Belk. 9; Rep. Zaricki, Hills. 6; Rep. Josephson, Graf. 11

 

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes chronic pain as a qualifying medical condition under therapeutic use of cannabis.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

8Mar2017... 0682h 17-0114

01/09

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT adding chronic pain to qualifying conditions under therapeutic use of cannabis.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

125:1  Use of Cannabis for Therapeutic Purposes; Definitions.  Amend RSA 126-X:1, IX(a) to read as follows:

IX.(a)(1)  "Qualifying medical condition'' means the presence of:

[(1)] (A)  Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, hepatitis C currently receiving antiviral treatment, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, chronic pancreatitis, spinal cord injury or disease, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, lupus, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, ulcerative colitis, or one or more injuries that significantly interferes with daily activities as documented by the patient's provider; and

[(2)] (B)  A severely debilitating or terminal medical condition or its treatment that has produced at least one of the following: elevated intraocular pressure, cachexia, chemotherapy-induced anorexia, wasting syndrome, agitation of Alzheimer's disease, severe pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects, constant or severe nausea, moderate to severe vomiting, seizures, or severe, persistent muscle spasms; or

(2)  "Qualifying medical condition" also means moderate to severe chronic pain.

125:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: June 16, 2017

Effective Date: August 15, 2017

Links

HB157 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 25, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 22, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote
April 11, 2017 Senate Hearing
April 20, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB157 Revision: 277 Date: June 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
HB157 Revision: 278 Date: April 21, 2017, 1:08 p.m.
HB157 Revision: 279 Date: March 30, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
HB157 Revision: 280 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 3:03 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 4, 2017 Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 2 P. 18
Jan. 25, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/25/2017 10:03 AM Representatives Hall
Feb. 22, 2017 Executive Session: 02/22/2017 10:00 AM LOB 205
March 8, 2017 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/08/2017 (Vote 12-6; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
March 8, 2017 FLAM # 2017-0682h (Rep. J. MacKay): AA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 124
March 8, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 0682h: MA RC 301-47 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 124
March 9, 2017 Introduced 03/09/2017 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 9
April 11, 2017 Hearing: 04/11/2017, Room 101, LOB, 01:45 pm; SC 18
April 20, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 04/20/2017; SC 19
April 20, 2017 Ought to Pass: RC 18Y-5N, MA; OT3rdg; 04/20/2017; SJ 14
April 27, 2017 Enrolled (In recess 04/27/2017); SJ 16
May 4, 2017 Enrolled 05/04/2017 HJ 15 P. 47
June 16, 2017 Signed by Governor Sununu 06/16/2017; Chapter 125; Eff. 8/15/2017