Frequently asked questions

What are the medical marijuana laws in New Hampshire?

Here is an overview of the medical marijuana laws in New Hampshire:

2013 – House Bill 573 (HB 573) is introduced and signed into law by Governor Maggie Hassan. This bill established a registry identification system and the Therapeutic Use of Cannabis Advisory Council.

2014 – the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS) started proposing rules for the regulation of cannabis, and published the “Therapeutic Cannabis Program Registry Rules”.

2015 – DHSS starts issuing Registry Identification Cards.

2016 – Dispensaries open. 2017 – Possession of up to 1 ounce of marijuana for personal use is decriminalized. This is reduced to approximately 21 g, or ¾ of an ounce. Possession of up to 21 g of cannabis for a first or second offense is considered a Civil Violation and brings with it a fine of up to $100.