Ailing woman who sued to get out-of-state marijuana dies

Feb 1, 2016 7:50 PM by News Staff

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - An ailing New Hampshire woman who won permission to buy medical marijuana in Maine before it was available in her home state has died.

Linda Horan of Alstead died Monday morning at age 64. Her death was confirmed by Democratic state Rep. Renny Cushing, a friend and co-sponsor of New Hampshire's medical marijuana law.

Horan was a longtime labor activist who was diagnosed in July with advanced lung cancer. She successfully sued the state in November seeking access to an identification card that would allow her to buy medical marijuana in Maine. New Hampshire initially planned to withhold the cards until its dispensaries open later this year but changed course in response to Horan.

Cushing says Horan leaves behind a legacy of fighting for "health care justice."

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