Marijuana is legal for medical use in New Hampshire. As a patient, people are permitted to carry up to two ounces, but patients are not allowed to cultivate at home and there are few state-licensed dispensaries in New Hampshire.
For anyone looking to come to California who’s in need of a Medical Marijuana Card, book an appointment and have a chat with Dr. Frank, online or in-person. If your state offers telehealth, Dr. Frank may be able to consult with your primary doctor or surgeon as well.
Here’s a guide to getting a medical marijuana card in New Hampshire …
Telehealth/telemedicine available. However, relationship must first be established between patient and physician in-person.
How Old Do I Have to Be to Apply for a Medical Marijuana Card?
18 years old or over. Caregivers must be 18 years old or over.
How Long Does it take to Get My MMJ Card?
Up to 30 days, although some have waited longer.
Possession Limit (Medical Marijuana Patients)
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Chemotherapy induced anorexia
- Chronic pancreatitis
- Crohn’s disease
- Elevated intraocular pressure
- Hepatitis C (currently receiving antiviral treatment)
- Moderate to severe vomiting
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Parkinson’s disease
- Persistent muscle spasms
- Seizures, including those associated with Epilepsy
- Severe pain (that has not responded to previously prescribed medication)
- Spinal cord injury or disease
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Wasting syndrome
Medical Marijuana Laws
2013 – House Bill 573 (HB 573) is introduced and signed into law by Governor Maggie Hassan. This bill established a registry identification system and the Therapeutic Use of Cannabis Advisory Council.
2014 – the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS) started proposing rules for the regulation of cannabis, and published the “Therapeutic Cannabis Program Registry Rules”.
2015 – DHSS starts issuing Registry Identification Cards.
2016 – Dispensaries open.
2017 – Possession of up to 1 ounce of marijuana for personal use is decriminalized. This is reduced to approximately 21 g, or ¾ of an ounce. Possession of up to 21 g of cannabis for a first or second offense is considered a Civil Violation and brings with it a fine of up to $100.
Possession of over 21 g is considered a misdemeanor and carries an incarceration period of up to 1 year and/or a fine of $350. Possession of up to 5 g of hash or concentrates is also a Civil Violation. Possession of more than 5 g of hash is a misdemeanor, and manufacturing concentrates or hash is a felony.
Possession limit for medical marijuana patients is 2 ounces.
No more than four licensed dispensaries to be operational at any one time.
No caregiver program.
Sale or possession with intent to sell is a felony, with up to 3 years in prison and/or a $25,000 fine for any amount less than 1 ounce. 1 oz – 5 lbs, and it goes up to 7 years’ incarceration and/or a $100,000 fine. More than 5 lbs, and it’s up to 20 years’ imprisonment and/or a fine of $300,000.
Cultivation is held to similar standards as possession or possession with intent to sell.
Subsequent offenses or offenses taking place within 1000 feet of school grounds and bring stiffer and higher penalties.