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How to Get a New Hampshire Medical Marijuana Card in 2020

Ruth Lemon
Ruth Lemon - Operations Manager

Apr 13 2020 - 3 min read

Table of contents
  1. Can I speak to a New Hampshire medical marijuana doctor online?
  2. How Much Does a New Hampshire Medical Marijuana Card Cost?
  3. Can a New Hampshire Medical Cannabis Patient Grow Their Own Medical Marijuana?
  4. How Long Does it take to Get a NH MMJ Card?
  5. How Old Do I Have to Be to Apply for a New Hampshire Medical Cannabis Card?
  6. New Hampshire Medical Marijuana Recommendation Qualifying Conditions
  7. New Hampshire Medical Marijuana Caregivers
  8. Is There Medical Marijuana Reciprocity in New Hampshire (NH)?

Can I speak to a New Hampshire medical marijuana doctor online?

Telehealth/telemedicine is available in New Hampshire. However, relationship must first be established between patient and physician in-person in order to qualify for a NH medical marijuana card. With the COVID-19 pandemic, this may change and the rules around needing an in-person consultation & examination forst are likely to be relaxed. You can visit our Ultimate Guide to Getting a Medical Marijuana Card for more general information.

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How Much Does a New Hampshire Medical Marijuana Card Cost?

$50 for the New Hampshire medical marijuana card application, payable to the state. Doctor’s fee of $125 is separate.

Can a New Hampshire Medical Cannabis Patient Grow Their Own Medical Marijuana?

No – growing cannabis in New Hampshire is prohibited.

How Long Does it take to Get a NH MMJ Card?

Up to 30 days, although some have waited longer for the physical copy of theor New Hampshire MMJ card. 20-25 days is the usual target time.

How Old Do I Have to Be to Apply for a New Hampshire Medical Cannabis Card?

You must be aged 18 years old or over in order to qualify for a New Hampshire medical marijuana card. Caregivers must be 18 years old or over.

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New Hampshire Medical Marijuana Recommendation Qualifying Conditions

  • ALS
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Chemotherapy induced anorexia
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Elevated intraocular pressure
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C (currently receiving antiviral treatment)
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Lupus
  • Moderate to severe vomiting
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Nausea
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Persistent muscle spasms
  • Seizures, including those associated with Epilepsy
  • Severe pain (that has not responded to previously prescribed medication)
  • Spinal cord injury or disease
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Wasting syndrome

New Hampshire Medical Marijuana Caregivers

Caregivers must be aged 21 or over. Caregiver fills out their own application form, and must be listed on the patient’s application form as well.

Possession Limit for New Hampshire Medical Marijuana Patients

Qualifying New Hampshire medical marijuana patients may possess up to a total of 2 ounces of flower or 5 grams of concentrates.

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Is There Medical Marijuana Reciprocity in New Hampshire (NH)?

Yes, for patients with conditions that are also classified as qualifying conditions in New Hampshire. Out of state patients may not service New Hampshire dispensaries, but may legally possess medical marijuana in quantities according to New Hampshire law.

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What Documents / ID Will I Need to Qualify for Medical Cannabis in NH?

Patient must be a resident of New Hampshire.

Patients must have valid I.D., such as a driver’s licence or another form of photographic I.D. produced by the state of New Hampshire.

Patients must have proof of address, such as recent (within the last 3 months) bank statements, correspondence with a state department, or a rental/mortgage agreement.

Patient must have a “provider-patient relationship” (bonafide patient relationship) of at least three (3) months (unless the 3-month requirement does not apply).

The relationship with the provider may be less than 3 months as long as the provider certified that the diagnosis of the qualifying condition occurred within the previous three (3) months and the certifying provider is primarily responsible for the care related to the qualifying medical condition.
Patient must be evaluated by a certified physician.

If an applicant is under eighteen (18) years of age, the application must include two (2) written certifications, completed by two (2) separate health care providers, one being a pediatrician.

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Written by
Ruth Lemon
Ruth Lemon - Operations Manager

Ruth Lemon has worked in Cambodia and Australia, gaining experience in the non-profit sector, education and international development, and digital marketing. New to the cannabis sector, Ruth is helping Leafwell to scale without compromising the customer experience and seeks to create a frictionless customer journey. She now lives in the UK with her rescued Cambodian cat and believes Leafwell is improving access to and understanding of a valuable medical alternative.

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