Updated on January 28, 2019. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Richard Koffler, MD, Board Certified Physiatrist
The passing of House Bill 573, on May 23, 2013, authorized the use of therapeutic cannabis in the state of New Hampshire. It also establishes a medical marijuana card registry system and allows for the registration of up to four non-profit alternative treatment centers in the state, and establishes an affirmative defense for qualified patients and designated caregivers with valid registry identification medical marijuana cards.
Unfortunately, it may potentially take up to two years before any of the four alternative treatment centers begin serving New Hampshire’s medical marijuana patients. Please note that these time approximations are only estimated and are not declared by state lawmakers or New Hampshire’s governing body. This is an approximation of time that states typically take to implement a properly functioning medical marijuana program.
A valid medical marijuana card from another medical marijuana state will also be recognized by New Hampshire law, allowing the visiting patient to possess cannabis for therapeutic purposes, but the “visiting qualifying patient shall not cultivate or purchase cannabis in New Hampshire or obtain cannabis from alternative treatment centers…”
On Monday, December 28, 2015, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services began issuing Registry Identification Cards to approved qualifying patients and designated caregivers, by mail. A New Hampshire medical marijuana card is a form of personal identification that is issued by the DHSS to a qualifying patient, personal caregiver, or dispensary agent.
The New Hampshire medical marijuana card shall verify that a medical practitioner has provided a written certification to the qualifying patient, that the patient has designated the individual as a personal caregiver, or that a medical treatment center has met the terms of law. The New Hampshire medical marijuana card shall also serve to identify individuals that are exempt from New Hampshire criminal and civil penalties for conduct pursuant to the medical use of marijuana, for the DHSS and law enforcement.
Having a New Hampshire marijuana card gives you a lot of advantages when it comes to accessing medical cannabis. However, the process of getting this card may be a hassle. Plus, not all doctors are qualified to prescribe medical marijuana. Some may even have a hard time giving you the necessary written certification. That’s where we come in.
Our portal contains an extensive network of strictly vetted, certified physicians who are well-informed on every aspect of medical marijuana. Choose one of our doctors and expect an expert evaluation along with an accurate prescription for your condition.
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:
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
Therapeutic Cannabis Program
129 Pleasant Street, Brown Building, Concord, NH 03301-3857
Email: Contact Form
Patients can register by submitting a paper application to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.
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