The NH House passed HB 157 with a 301 to 47 vote today. HB 157 adds chronic pain to the list of reasons people are allowed to use medical cannabis.

It was sponsored by Rep. Schleien. He endorsed Rand Paul.

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

(1) 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, chronic pain, or one or more injuries that significantly interferes with daily activities as documented by the patient's provider; and

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