Starting tomorrow, December 28th, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will begin issuing the first round of medical cannabis ID cards to qualified patients. This card will allow patients to legally possess and use medical cannabis; it also allows them to purchase medical cannabis from a dispensary (including Maine dispensaries)
“As we begin to issue registry identification cards to qualifying patients who want them, we look forward to those patients being able to access therapeutic cannabis at dispensaries in New Hampshire,” said the Department in a recent press release. “The ATCs [Alternative Treatment Centers] are moving quickly to open their dispensaries and we anticipate that the first dispensaries will open in Spring 2016. We thank the Attorney General’s Office for its consultation.”
According to the Department; “Beginning Monday, December 28, 2015, registry identification cards will be issued by mail to qualifying patients and designated caregivers whose applications have been approved. Registry identification cards issued to qualifying patients and designated caregivers cannot be used to purchase therapeutic cannabis in New Hampshire until the ATC dispensary selected by the qualifying patient opens. Applications will be processed in the order received by DHHS. As of December 22, more than 100 applications have been received.”
Applications for potentially qualifying patients and designated caregivers, medical provider certification and other important information can be found on the Therapeutic Cannabis Program page on the DHHS website at http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/oos/tcp/index.htm.