Background checks eliminated in New Hampshire

New Hampshire caregivers no longer need background checks

The Department of Health and Human Services in New Hampshire recently announced a program update to the state’s Therapeutic Cannabis Program. As of July 24th background checks are no longer required for caregivers. A recent law signed by Governor Chris Sununu eliminated the background checks and fingerprinting requirements for caregivers. New Hampshire does prohibit individuals with a felony conviction from serving as a caregiver. There is no fee associated with registering or renewing as a caregiver in New Hampshire. Caregiver background checks were costly and proved to be an obstacle for some patients trying to receive access to medical marijuana.

Find more from the New Hampshire Therapeutic Cannabis Program website here: