Updated on May 26, 2020. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
The New Hampshire House voted in 2020 to add insomnia and opioid use disorder to the list of qualifying conditions, though the latter would carry significant restrictions. An earlier version of one of the bills also sought to add anxiety and Lyme disease to the list, but those provisions were removed.
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, as per House Bill 573:
The patient must have a condition listed above and a symptom or side effect from a severely Debilitating or Terminal Medical Condition (Qualifying Condition) or its treatment that has produced at least one of the following:
In the summer of 2013, New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan, signed and enacted into legislation, a medical marijuana measure that’s intended purpose is to legalize the medicinal use of cannabis. The measure’s language contains the framework for a program that would allow physicians to legally provide relief to qualifying patients, through the use of an appropriately regulated and dispensed medical marijuana program.
Under the language of the approved measure, patients can qualify for medical marijuana under the state-guideline listed conditions that feature thirteen varying conditions. Conditions must “significantly” interfere with a patient’s daily activities as documented by their medical practitioner.
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Patients can then submit a paper application to the Department of Health and Human Services to qualify for medical marijuana.