New Hampshire Medical Cannabis Program Details For Patients

New Hampshire Medical Marijuana Program: Contact Details

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

Therapeutic Cannabis Program

129 Pleasant Street, Brown Building

Concord, NH 03301-3857

Phone: 603-271-9234

Email: New Hampshire Therapeutic Cannabis Program

Website: New Hampshire Therapeutic Cannabis Program

Note from State, on sources for medical marijuana

“There will be four Alternative Treatment Centers (ATCs) operating in New Hampshire. The ATCs will be located in Dover, Merrimack, Lebanon, and Plymouth. A Qualifying Patient may select any of the ATCs but may select only one at any given time. A Qualifying Patient will be allowed to purchase cannabis only from the ATC he or she has selected. No Alternative Treatment Center in New Hampshire is open for business at this time. It is expected that they will become operational in Spring 2016,” Alternative Treatment Centers [Accessed February 29, 2016]

The New Hampshire Patient Registry fee is $50. The New Hampshire Marijuana Registry is mandatory, and as of April 01, 2014, does accept other state’s registry cards.

New Hampshire Medical Marijuana Program: Information

House Bill 573, was approved May 2013 — effective upon passage, July 2013 — authorizing the use of therapeutic cannabis in the state of New Hampshire, by patients who have either a written “medical certification” from a medical physician, stating that he or she “may benefit from the medical use of marijuana”.

HB 573 also established a registry identification card system, and allows for up to four non-profit “alternative treatment centers” in the state. New Hampshire recognizes valid out-of-state medical marijuana ID’s cards — “visiting qualifying patients shall NOT cultivate or purchase cannabis in New Hampshire, or obtain cannabis from alternative treatment centers…”

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) officially began issuing Registry Identification Cards, by mail, to qualifying patients and appointed caregivers, with approved applications.

Please note: Registry ID cards may only be used in New Hampshire, once the Alternative Treatment Center (ATC) approved dispensaries open. The New Hampshire “ATC medical marijuana dispensaries” are expected to open, in spring 2016.

New Hampshire Medical Marijuana Program: Qualifying Conditions

Patients in New Hampshire diagnosed with one of the following severe, debilitating, or life-threatening medical conditions, are afforded legal protection under the New Hampshire Medical Marijuana law:

Cancer, glaucoma, HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) / AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), hepatitis C, ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), muscular dystrophy, Crohn’s disease, agitation of Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, chronic pancreatitis, a spinal cord injury or disease, a traumatic brain injury, or one or more injuries that significantly interferes with a patient’s daily activities as documented by the patient’s licensed medical practitioner

Patients may also qualify for medical marijuana if they suffer from a severely debilitating or terminal medical condition or its treatment that has produced at least one of the following negative side effects:

elevated intraocular pressure, cachexia (or wasting syndrome), chemotherapy induced anorexia, severe pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects, constant or severe nausea, moderate to severe vomiting, seizures including epilepsy, or severe and persistent muscle spasms.

New Hampshire Medical Marijuana Program: Possession and Cultivation Regulations

In the state of New Hampshire, the maximum amount “a qualifying patient shall obtain, is no more than 2 ounces of usable cannabis, either directly or through the qualifying patient’s designated caregiver, during a 10-day period.”
Please note: New Hampshire medical marijuana patients may NOT possess more than two ounces of usable cannabis, at any one time.

New Hampshire Medical Marijuana Telemedicine Services Online

New Hampshire marijuana doctors please be advised, you may now provide medical marijuana telemedicine services online, giving patients the ability to now see a marijuana doctor online and in real-time, via the medical marijuana telemedicine portal, provided that the medical marijuana telemedicine doctor first establish a bonafide relationship with a patient in-person, after which all follow-up visits may be conducted using medical marijuana telemedicine services, online.

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