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New Hampshire

June 20, 2013

Gov. Hassan ready to OK marijuana dispensaries

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Where the dispensaries are located will be determined later, but DeSimone would like to see Rockingham County — the state’s second most populated county — get one.

“That’s my hope,” DeSimone said.

The bill does say geography should be a consideration, as well as patient health and public safety.

Dispensaries are barred from residential zones or within 1,000 feet of schools.

While patients could use marijuana, they would still be subject to prosecution for offenses such as driving under the influence.

Families would have to turn in unused marijuana after a patient’s death.

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