New Hampshire Medical Marijuana Law

Status

Operational

Law Signed:

2013

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS

  • ALS
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Autism
  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Chemotherapy induced anorexia
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Elevated intraocular pressure
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C (currently receiving antiviral treatment)
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Insomnia
  • Lupus
  • Moderate to severe vomiting
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Nausea
  • Opioid use disorder (effective: October 8, 2021)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Persistent muscle spasms
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Seizures
  • Severe pain (that has not responded to previously prescribed medication)
  • Spinal cord injury or disease
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Wasting syndrome

PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS

Two ounces

HOME CULTIVATION

No

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES

Yes. Initially the total number of licensed dispensaries was capped at no more than four. Legislation signed into law in 2018 lifts this cap for specific counties.

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES OPERATIONAL

Yes

CAREGIVERS

No

ESTIMATED NUMBER OF REGISTERED PATIENTS

RECIPROCITY

Not yet, but legislation was enacted in 2021 to allow a “visiting qualifying patient” with a valid registry card to purchase cannabis in New Hampshire. A “visiting qualifying patient” will not be permitted to purchase cannabis more than three times in a 12-month period absent a statement from his/her health care provider. The state is currently working toward creating a system to serve out-of-state patients in New Hampshire.