Updated on January 7, 2019. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Richard Koffler, MD, Board Certified Physiatrist
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.
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:
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:
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Patients can then submit a paper application to the Department of Health and Human Services to qualify for medical marijuana.