Judge pondering cancer patient's plea for marijuana card

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Posted: Nov 12, 2015 3:02 PM

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge is pondering a New Hampshire cancer patient's plea for a medical marijuana identification card before state dispensaries open so she can buy the drug immediately in a neighboring state.

Linda Horan is battling late-stage lung cancer. She wants to obtain marijuana now in Maine, which serves patients with registry cards in their home states.

Four dispensaries are slated to open in New Hampshire early next year.

Horan's lawyer said in court Thursday that she has only months to live. Horan says she may be dead before the dispensaries open.

Horan has sued the state's health and human services commissioner, saying nothing in the 2013 medical marijuana law mandates that cards be withheld until state dispensaries are operating.

The judge did not indicate when he will rule.