Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is medical cannabis legal in New Hampshire?

    Yes, medical cannabis is legal in New Hampshire for qualifying patients. Cannabis, as a whole, has been decriminalized, but it has not yet been legalized for adult use.

  • Who can receive a medical marijuana card in New Hampshire?

    In New Hampshire, to obtain a medical card, you must:

     

    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Be an in-state resident of New Hampshire
    • Have at least one qualifying condition 
    • Have a bonafide relationship with the recommending physician

  • What are the qualifying medical conditions?

    The qualifying conditions for a medical card in the Granite State are:

     

    • Cancer
    • Glaucoma
    • Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
    • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
    • Hepatitis C
    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    • Muscular dystrophy
    • Crohn’s disease
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Chronic pancreatitis
    • Spinal cord injury or disease
    • Traumatic brain injury
    • Epilepsy, lupus
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • Alzheimer’s disease 
    • Ulcerative colitis, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
    • One or more injuries or conditions that has resulted in one or more qualifying symptoms
    • 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
      • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
      • 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
      • Severe, persistent muscle spasms

    “Qualifying medical condition” in New Hampshire also means:

    1. Moderate to severe chronic pain.
    2. Severe pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects.
    3. Moderate or severe post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • What if I don’t have a bonafide relationship with a qualified physician?

    If you don’t have a bonafide relationship with a qualified physician of at least three months, there are some exceptions to the case. To see if you qualify, reach out to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ Therapuetic Cannabis Program.

  • What is the registration process like?

    To register for a medical marijuana card in NH, you must first have a well-established relationship (one of at least three months) with a licensed physician who can recommend you medical cannabis. If you’re eligible, they will provide you with a Written Certification for the Therapeutic Use of Cannabis that you will submit with your application.

     

    Along with the certification, you will need to provide a copy of a state-issued ID as well as $50 for the application fee. 

  • How much does it cost to get an MMJ card in New Hampshire?

    The application fee is $50. 

  • Can minors get their New Hampshire MMJ cards?

    Yes, minors can get their New Hampshire MMJ cards if they have a qualifying condition, but their parent or guardian must apply on their behalf. 

  • Where do I purchase medical marijuana?

    Medical marijuana is available for qualifying patients at licensed dispensaries across the state.

  • How much can I possess at once?

    Medical marijuana patients are allowed to possess up to two ounces of cannabis.

  • Where can I consume my medical cannabis?

    In New Hampshire, you must consume your medical cannabis within private residences, such as your home, only. Any public consumption is illegal and punishable by law. This includes consuming cannabis in your vehicle, whether or not it is on or moving. 

  • Does New Hampshire accept out-of-state medical cards?

    If you have an out-of-state medical card for a qualifying condition that is also listed in New Hampshire’s MMJ program, you’re legally allowed to possess and consume cannabis in private. However, out-of-state cardholders cannot purchase cannabis from licensed NH dispensaries. 

  • Does New Hampshire test their cannabis products?

    Yes, New Hampshire state law requires that all of their cannabis products be tested for quality and safety, ensuring there is no presence of heavy metals, microbes, pesticides, or residual solvents.

  • Does New Hampshire allow for telehealth visits?

    Yes, with the onset of COVID-19, New Hampshire has started allowing telehealth visits and evaluations on a case-by-case basis.

  • Can I grow cannabis at home in New Hampshire?

    No, at-home cannabis cultivation in New Hampshire is not legal in any capacity and is punishable by law.