New Hampshire has established a medical marijuana program and in November 2014 created the rules to regulate Alternative Treatment Centers where qualified patients can acquire medical marijuana. The state anticipates that by summer of 2015, patients can apply for their medical marijuana cards and soon after treatment centers (dispensaries) will be fully operational.
01. What medical conditions will qualify a patient for medical marijuana?
The approved medical conditions for New Hampshire's medical marijuana program include: cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, ALS, muscular dystrophy, Crohn's disease, agitation of Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, chronic pancreatitis, spinal cord injury, spinal cord disease, traumatic brain injury, cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe pain that has not responded to other medical measures, severe nausea, seizures, persistent muscle spasms, and elevated intraocular pressure.
02. What documentation do I need from the recommending physician to provide with my application?
The New Hampshire medical marijuana program rules have not yet been released, but the bill outlines a requirement for a written certification from a physician.
03. Who can write a medical marijuana certification for a patient?
Only a New Hampshire licensed physician or an advanced practice registered nurse who is licensed to prescribe drugs under TItle RSA 329 can write a certification. They also must possess a certification from the US DEA to prescribe controlled substances.
04. How much will it cost to apply for a registry identification card?
The cost or fees have not yet been established.
05. Can minors register in the program?
Yes, the New Hampshire program allows for the registration of patients under 18 with parent or legal guardian consent and 2 written physician certifications.
06. What is the possession limit?
What possession limit is 2 ounces of usable marijuana.
07. Is registration optional or mandatory?
Registration is mandatory in New Hampshire to benefit from the protections of the law.
08. Does the state honor other states' registries?
Yes, New Hampshire's law outlines the same protections for card holders from other states providing that they have are written certification from a physician and they are not cultivating or obtaining marijuana in New Hampshire.
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