New Hampshire adds chronic pain, PTSD to medical MJ conditions

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New Hampshire has added chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to the list of qualifying conditions for the state’s medical marijuana program, a move that could significantly boost the state’s struggling MMJ industry.

New Hampshire’s governor recently signed House Bill 160 adding the two conditions, according to Foster’s Daily Democrat.

A January report by New Hampshire’s health department indicated the state’s four MMJ dispensaries got off to a slow start since opening last year. The dispensaries generated a combined $740,000 in sales during their first few months of operation in 2016 compared with the $10 million they collectively spent to open.

The report also noted that expanding qualifying conditions was among the dispensary owners’ recommendations to help increase sales.

The new regulations go into effect Aug. 27, according to the Lawrence Eagle Tribune.

Another bill that would have made opiate addiction a qualifying condition failed to pass the legislature.