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Study: 76 percent of doctors would prescribe medical marijuana to a patient with stage 4 breast cancer

Now that New Hampshire is on its way to legalizing the use of medical marijuana, it's helpful to understand how doctors feel about prescribing this drug to treat different illnesses and injuries. In a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, most physicians said they would be okay with giving a patient a medical marijuana prescription when presented with a sample case.

Study: More children accidentally ingest marijuana following legalization

Just last week, the New Hampshire Senate voted 18-6 in favor of legislation that would allow individuals in the Granite State who suffer from certain health conditions to use marijuana as a form of treatment under the supervision of a doctor. Although this is great news for many residents who have been able to enhance their quality of life by using the drug for medicinal purposes, there are some potential unintended consequences that people should be wary of.

NH Senate votes 18-6 in favor of revised medical marijuana bill

Over the past few months, lawmakers in New Hampshire have been debating whether or not to legalize medical marijuana for residents of the Granite State. The House voted 286-64 in favor of the bill on March 20, highlighting the overwhelming support the proposed legislation has received. Since then, the Senate has been working to make revisions to the bill so that it is more in line with Governor Maggie Hassan's wishes.

New Hampshire sees spike in heroin-related deaths

Recently on this blog, we wrote about how some experts across the United States believe that an increase in people abusing prescription painkillers like OxyContin has led to a surge in heroin use over the past decade or so. Now, a May 19 article published by New Hampshire news outlet the Union Leader reveals that heroin-related deaths in the Granite State have jumped from eight per year in the mid-2000s to 49 in 2011, indicating that this particular drug abuse trend is proving to be particularly dangerous.

Severely disabled man asks Gov. Hassan to reconsider letting patients grow their own marijuana

Recently, lawmakers have voted in support of a bill that aims to establish a medical marijuana program in the Granite State, and now it is up to Governor Maggie Hassan to determine whether or not it becomes a law.

Prosecutors drop assault charges against Manchester police officer as part of deal

In January 2013, 28-year-old Manchester, New Hampshire, police officer Adam Beland pleaded innocent in 9th Circuit Court, Manchester District Division, to assault charges. The Union Leader, a regional news outlet, reported that the law enforcement official of seven years committed acts of violence against his wife, which included shoving her a few times and pushing her out the door of his apartment.

Former candidate for Congress creates video urging Governor Hassan to pass medical marijuana bill

In recent months, New Hampshire lawmakers have been debating whether or not a medical marijuana program should be established within the state. On March 20, the House voted 286-64 in support of such a bill and on May 6 the Senate approved it as well, however its members are currently working to revise the proposal before sending it to Governor Maggie Hassan.

Londonderry man charged with three counts of arson

A dispute between neighbors at an apartment complex in Londonderry, New Hampshire, has led to the arrest of 43-year-old John Ramsey, who appears to have taken matters into his own hands when law enforcement officials didn't arrest a man who allegedly touched the suspect's girlfriend and her two daughters.

NH man shares story about how medical marijuana has helped him

Recently on this blog, we've reported on the efforts made by New Hampshire lawmakers to establish a medical marijuana program in the Granite State, noting that the House voted 286-64 in support of such a bill. Whether or not it passes through the Senate is yet to be determined, but in the meantime, some citizens have taken it upon themselves to voice their opinions about using the drug for medicinal purposes.

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