Medical Marijuana Laws by State

Medical marijuana laws by state vary drastically in their scope and implementation, including the regulation of dispensaries and the types of illnesses treated. Please write to your Senators and let them know how you feel.

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Recreational and medical use

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CBD only state

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Currently still an illegal state

 

New Hampshire

Legalization: This state has legalized marijuana for medical use.
Law: House Bill 573 – Passed in 2013.

Possession: Two (2) ounces of usable cannabis during a 10-day period

Can you use other Legal State Cards: Yes

How The Law Reads:

HB-157 – Approved on June 16, 2017

Effective: August 15, 2017
HB-157 adds moderate to severe chronic pain to the qualifying medical conditions for medical marijuana HB-160 – Signed into law by Gov. Chris Sununu on June 28, 2017.

HB-160 – Signed into law by Gov. Chris Sununu on June 28, 2017

Effective: August 28, 2017
HB-160 adds moderate to severe PTSD, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, and severe pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures or for which other treatment options produced serious side effect to the qualifying medical conditions for medical marijuana; Allows medical providers to certify patients for any medical condition that produces a qualifying symptom, and requires the Department of Health and Human Services to inform patients about the possibility that certain rights and privileges may be denied by federal agencies.

HB-640 – Signed into law by Gov. Chris Sununu on July 18, 2017

Effective: September 16, 2017
HB-640 reduces the penalties for possessing ¾ of an ounce or less from a criminal misdemeanor to a civil violation punishable only by a fine.

House Bill 573 – Approved May 23, 2013 by Senate, 18-6 and June 26, 2013 by House, 284-66
Signed into law by Gov. Maggie Hassan on July 23, 2013

The bill authorizes the use of therapeutic cannabis in New Hampshire, establishes a registry identification card system, allows for the registration of up to four non-profit alternative treatment centers in the state, and establishes an affirmative defense for qualified patients and designated caregivers with valid registry ID cards.

HB 573 also calls for the creation of a Therapeutic Use of Cannabis Advisory Council, which in five years will be required to “issue a formal opinion on whether the program should be continued or repealed.”

A valid ID card from another medical marijuana state will be recognized as allowing the visiting patient to possess cannabis for therapeutic purposes, but the “visiting qualifying patient shall not cultivate or purchase cannabis in New Hampshire or obtain cannabis from alternative treatment centers…”

Approved Conditions: Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for HIV, AIDS, hepatitis C, ALS, 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; and 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.”

Possession/Cultivation: “A qualifying patient shall not obtain more than 2 ounces of usable cannabis directly or through the qualifying patient’s designated caregiver during a 10-day period.” A patient may possess two ounces of usable cannabis and any amount of unusable cannabis.

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
Phone: 603-271-9234

Website:
Therapeutic Use of Cannabis Program