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This is How You Will Get a Medical Marijuana Card in New Hampshire



Schedule an appointment to see a medical marijuana doctor in VA through Veriheal at a time that is most convenient for you. Provide basic medical history and book your appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor. You will need medical records and the doctor(s) can approve any qualifying condition.



Consult with a doctor for 15 mins to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. After the appointment is complete, the doctor will fill out a recommendation form for medical marijuana and approve you. Once you have this you can then use that to apply to the state.



Once you are approved, you'll register with the state and submit an application. The state will process your application and notify you of your approval and mail your card. Once you have your card in hand, you can begin purchasing from dispensaries.

The Status of Cannabis Legalization in New Hampshire

Cannabis in New Hampshire is illegal for recreational use and is decriminalized for possession of up to three-quarters of an ounce as of July 18, 2017. But it is permitted for medical use.

New Hampshire is making slow but steady progress toward joining its neighboring New England states Massachusetts and Vermont in legalizing recreational marijuana. The state has allowed medical marijuana since 2013 and decriminalized possession of a small amount in 2017. Medical cannabis is overseen and regulated by the Therapeutic Cannabis Program of the Department of Health and Human.

Medical marijuana may be purchased at one (1) of four (4) dispensaries, called Alternative Treatment Centers (ATCs), located in Dover, Merrimack, Lebanon, and Plymouth.

Qualifying Conditions

Patients must have qualifying conditions and exhibit debilitating or severe symptoms. New Hampshire recognizes the following conditions:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis(ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C for patients currently receiving antiviral treatment
  • Lupus
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Spinal cord injury or disease
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • One or more injuries that significantly interferes with daily activities as documented by the patient’s provider.

Additionally, the condition must be severely debilitating or terminal, or its treatment has produced at least one of the following symptoms:

  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cachexia, or wasting syndrome
  • Chemotherapy-induced anorexia
  • Constant or severe nausea
  • Elevated intraocular pressure, or glaucoma
  • Moderate to severe vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Severe, persistent muscle spasms
  • Severe pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures, or for which other treatment options produce serious side effects.

Qualified patients must be New Hampshire residents 18 years or older and complete an application. For minors, a parent or legal guardian must apply. A Written Certification for the Therapeutic Use of Cannabis from a qualified medical professional must also be provided. The patient and provider must have an ongoing relationship of at least three (3) months, with some exceptions. There is a $50 application fee, plus medical charges. Gifting of medical marijuana is illegal.


Data last updated 01/29/2019