Medical Marijuana in New Hampshire
New Hampshire passed a measure in 2013 that decriminalizes the use of marijuana for medical purposes, making it the final New England state to do so. However, there is no text within the law that allows for marijuana cultivation.
Under New Hampshire’s medical marijuana law, patients may be recommended marijuana for the following conditions:
- Hepatitis C
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Agitation of Alzheimer ’s disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Chronic Pancreatitis
- A spinal cord injury or disease
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Any other chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition which produces for a specific patient one or more of the following, and for which, in the professional opinion of the patient’s physician, such condition may reasonably be relieved by the medical use of marijuana: Cachexia, Severe pain, Severe Nausea, Seizures or Muscle Spasms, or Chemotherapy induced anorexia
How to Apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in New Hampshire
To apply for a New Hampshire Medical Marijuana Card, you must meet the following criteria:
- You must be a resident of New Hampshire
- You must be 18 years of age or older
- You must have been diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition.
Since this measure is so new in New Hampshire, the Department of Health and Human Services is still working on drafting administrative rules and regulations for the medical marijuana program. Officials have until July 2014 to draft these card policies, so stay tuned.
Once the program to apply for a patient card is complete in New Hampshire we’ll update the information on how to renew a medical marijuana card.