HB1150 (2020) Detail

Permitting qualified patients visiting from out-of-state to access New Hampshire therapeutic cannabis dispensaries.


HB 1150 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

11Mar2020... 0448h

2020 SESSION

20-2177

01/10

 

HOUSE BILL 1150

 

AN ACT permitting qualified patients visiting from out-of-state to access New Hampshire therapeutic cannabis dispensaries.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Cushing, Rock. 21; Rep. Conley, Straf. 13; Rep. Knirk, Carr. 3; Rep. McGuire, Merr. 29; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. French, Dist 7; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5

 

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill permits out-of-state residents qualified in other jurisdictions to purchase therapeutic cannabis at New Hampshire therapeutic dispensaries.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

11Mar2020... 0448h 20-2177

01/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT permitting qualified patients visiting from out-of-state to access New Hampshire therapeutic cannabis dispensaries.

 

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

 

1  Use of Cannabis for Therapeutic Purposes; Definitions.  Amend RSA 126-X:1, I to read as follows:

I.  "Alternative treatment center" means a not-for-profit entity registered under RSA 126-X:7 that acquires, possesses, cultivates, manufactures, delivers, transfers, transports, sells, supplies, and dispenses cannabis, and related supplies and educational materials, to qualifying patients [and], designated caregivers, other alternative treatment centers, and visiting qualifying patients.

2  Use of Cannabis for Therapeutic Purposes; Definitions.  Amend RSA 126-X:1, XIII(b) to read as follows:

(b)  Cultivation or purchase by a visiting qualifying patient from a qualifying patient or designated caregiver; or

3  Use of Cannabis for Therapeutic Purposes; Definitions.  Amend RSA 126-X:1, XVI to read as follows:

XVI.  "Visiting qualifying patient" means a [patient with a qualifying medical condition who is not a resident of New Hampshire or who has been a resident of New Hampshire for fewer than 30 days and is not eligible to purchase therapeutic cannabis in New Hampshire or receive cannabis from a qualifying New Hampshire patient] person who is not a resident of New Hampshire, or who has been a resident of New Hampshire for fewer than 90 days, who has been issued a valid registry identification card, or its equivalent, under the laws of another state, district, territory, commonwealth, or insular possession of the United States, or under the laws of another country, that allows, in the jurisdiction of issuance, that person to possess cannabis for therapeutic purposes.

4  Use of Cannabis for Therapeutic Purposes; Therapeutic Use of Cannabis Protections.  Amend RSA 126-X:2, V to read as follows:

V.  A valid registry identification card, or its equivalent, that is issued under the laws of another state, district, territory, commonwealth, or insular possession of the United States, or under the laws of another country that allows, in the jurisdiction of issuance, a visiting qualifying patient to possess cannabis for therapeutic purposes, shall have the same force and effect and be subject to the same restrictions as a valid registry identification card issued by the department in this state, provided that[:

(a)  The visiting qualifying patient shall also produce a statement from his or her provider stating that the visiting qualifying patient has a qualifying medical condition as defined in RSA 126-X:1; and

(b)]  a visiting qualifying patient shall not cultivate or purchase cannabis in New Hampshire or obtain cannabis from [alternative treatment centers or from] a qualifying New Hampshire patient or designated caregiver.

5  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB1150 at GenCourtMobile
HB1150 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 29, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 13, 2020 House Exec Session
Feb. 18, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1150 Revision: 8262 Date: March 11, 2020, 10:52 a.m.
HB1150 Revision: 6786 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 10:32 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 1 P. 11
Jan. 29, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/29/2020 10:00 am LOB 205
Feb. 12, 2020 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/12/2020 10:00 am LOB 104
Feb. 13, 2020 Executive Session: 02/13/2020 11:00 am LOB 205
Feb. 18, 2020 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 02/18/2020 01:00 pm LOB 205 (if not exec'd on the 13th)
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0448h (Vote 16-2; CC)
March 11, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0448h for 03/11/2020 (Vote 16-2; CC) HC 10 P. 18
March 11, 2020 Amendment # 2020-0448h: AA VV 03/11/2020
March 11, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0448h: MA VV 03/11/2020