Status: In New Hampshire, all individuals with a legal prescription may possess and use medical marijuana. State licensed businesses may grow, process, transport, and dispense marijuana.
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The History of New Hampshire Marijuana
HB 573 passed in 2013 which allows patients with qualifying medical conditions to register with the state Department of Health and Human Services to possess up to 2 ounces of marijuana at a time. The Department was also tasked to select 4 non-profit alternative treatment centers (ATCs) to grow and sell marijuana to patients. As of May 29, 2015, the department announced the 3 selected applicants to operate the state’s first 3 ATC’s which are geographically spread out throughout the state.
Qualifying Medical Conditions: Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, hepatitis C currently receiving antiviral treatment, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Crohn’s disease, agitation of Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, chronic pancreatitis, spinal cord injury or disease, traumatic brain injury, or one or more injuries that significantly interferes with daily activities as documented by the patient’s provider; A severely debilitating or terminal medical condition or its treatment that has produced at least one of the following: elevated intraocular pressure, cachexia, chemotherapy-induced anorexia, wasting syndrome, severe pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects, constant or severe nausea, moderate to severe vomiting, seizures, or severe, persistent muscle spasms.
Update: An amendment bill has been introduced to legalize recreational use of marijuana in New Hampshire. The bill would allow adults to possess up to three-quarters of an ounce of marijuana, 5 grams of hashish, and certain marijuana-infused products. Adults could also cultivate up to six pot plants at home. Read the entire bill here.