Three year certifications now available for New Hampshire patients
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services announced that the state’s medical marijuana program will now allows healthcare providers to certify patients for up to three years. This changes implements an update to state law from 2021 that required the agency to implement the reform. A patient is required to obtain a certification from a healthcare provider to qualify for the New Hampshire therapeutic cannabis program.
As of May 2023 qualifying clinicians in New Hampshire can now certify a patient for a minimum of three months up to a maximum of three years. While New Hampshire’s therapeutic cannabis program is small in comparison to neighboring states, with only three companies operating the state’s seven dispensaries, or alternative treatment centers, advocates who applaud the news say it will help lower costs and eliminate barriers for patients with debilitating conditions who need medical marijuana.