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State-Specific Steps

Embarking on your journey to relief in New Hampshire is simple. Let our caring specialists guide you through the state-specific steps to obtain your medical cannabis card.
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    Log in to Your Leafwell Account

    You can speak to a doctor and renew your New Hampshire medical marijuana card online (EXISTING LEAFWELL PATIENTS ONLY). The online consultation costs $199.

    You’ll get your money back if you’re not approved.

  2. 2

    Receive Your Certificate From Leafwell

    Once approved, you’ll receive your certificate. It will be mailed to you shortly afterward. You need a hard copy of the certificate to apply to register for your renewal with the state.

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    Apply for a Card With the State

    Complete the application – download and print it from the government website.

    You will need to pay the $50 application fee to the state. You must specify which Alternative Treatment Center you wish to use. You can only be registered to use one ATC at any time, but you can change which center you’re registered with on the state website.

    Once you’ve completed the application, mail the application plus the certificate from Leafwell to the state.

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    Receive Your Medical Marijuana Card

    If approved, you will receive your medical marijuana card in the mail up to three weeks later. Your certificate will be valid for one year from the date of issue.

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What You Need to Know

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    Eligibility / Patient

    To apply for a medical marijuana card in New Hampshire, you must be at least 18 years old, a legal resident of the state, and have been diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition by a healthcare provider during an in-person appointment.

    You must be an existing New Hampshire medical marijuana patient seeing the same certifying provider to get an online medical marijuana consultation.

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    Caregiver

    New Hampshire medical marijuana caregivers must be 21 years old or older, be listed on the qualifying patient’s application form, and complete a caregiver application form.

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    Can Minors Qualify?

    Yes, minors are eligible for a medical marijuana card in New Hampshire. Minors require two Written Certification for the Therapeutic Use of Cannabis forms completed by two medical providers, one of whom must be a pediatrician. Leafwell can offer one of the certifications to current Leafwell patients only.

    Minor patients must renew with the same provider.

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What You Need

You’ll need to provide the following to apply for your New Hampshire MMJ card:

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    Medical Records

    During your onboarding with Leafwell, you will need to upload medical records supporting your qualifying condition(s). A picture of current medications is not sufficient in this state.

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    Medical Marijuana Recommendation

    Once approved, a hard copy of your certificate with the physician’s signature will be mailed to you. You will need this for the state’s paper application.

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    Proof of Identity

    You will need a state-issued photo ID, such as a New Hampshire driver’s license or state ID card.

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    Proof of New Hampshire Residence (Optional)

    Proof of New Hampshire residency is only required for renewal applications if there has been a change of address. A copy of your New Hampshire driver’s license or state ID card is accepted as proof of residency.

    Any other documentation that contains your name and current NH address, such as a current lease agreement, vehicle registration, utility bill, medical bill, property tax bill, mortgage statement, bank statement, government check, or payroll check with a date showing that it was issued within the previous six months, or other state or federal government-issued identification that shows your name and NH address is also accepted as proof of New Hampshire residency.

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Cost Information

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Medical marijuana certificate$199$199$200
State application fee$50$50$50
Total$249$249$250
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Next Steps After Approval

Congratulations on getting your medical certification! You’re almost there, but there are a few more steps to complete to get your New Hampshire medical marijuana card. Let’s dive in!

  • Before You Start: What You’ll Need
    • A check or money order for fees
    • A valid photo ID
    • The hard copy of your certificate with the physician’s signature
  • Complete Application: Mail the completed paper application plus a $50 check or money order to the state program.
  • Receive Card: Receive your medical marijuana card in three weeks.
  • Start Shopping: Once you receive your card, you can legally purchase medical cannabis products from your designated Alternative Treatment Center.
How to Renew Your Card

Need to renew your New Hampshire medical marijuana card? Here’s everything you need to know.

  1. Sign in to Leafwell and speak to your New Hampshire-licensed physician online.
  2. Get approved and receive a hard copy of your certificate, with the physician’s signature, in the mail.
  3. Complete a paper application (available on the state website) and mail it in.
  4. Receive your medical card within three weeks.
Legal Topics

New Hampshire is one of the strictest New England states regarding medical marijuana laws. Possession of over 21 grams of cannabis is considered a misdemeanor and carries an incarceration period of up to one year and/or a fine of $350. Possessing up to five grams of hash or concentrates without an MMJ card is considered a civil violation, while more than five grams of hash is a misdemeanor. Manufacturing concentrate or hash is a felony.

The sale or possession of cannabis with intent to sell is a felony, punishable by up to three years in prison and/or a $25,000 fine for any amount less than one ounce. Penalties and incarceration periods scale considerably as the amount of cannabis increases.

Cultivation is held to similar standards as possession or possession with intent to sell. Subsequent offenses occur within 1,000 feet of school grounds, bringing stiffer and higher penalties.

Caregivers

A minor may have two designated caregivers, both of whom must be the patient’s custodial parent or legal guardian.

Caregiver  Requirements:

  • Minimum 21 years old.
  • Caregivers must complete the caregiver application.
  • You must be designated as a caregiver on your patient’s application, and that patient must be approved for the state’s medical marijuana program.
  • Caregivers can serve no more than five patients, except if the qualifying patient and designated caregiver each live greater than 50 miles from the nearest alternative treatment center, in which case the designated caregiver may assist with the therapeutic use of cannabis for up to nine qualifying patients.
  • As of July 24, 2022, designated caregivers are not required to have a criminal background check but must not have any felony convictions.
  • Caregivers can also be patients
  • There is no application fee for caregivers to apply or renew.
Reciprocity

New Hampshire has limited medical marijuana reciprocity regarding cardholders from other states. Recent legislation allows visiting patient cardholders to purchase therapeutic cannabis from alternative treatment centers no more than three times in 12 months unless they have a note from their physician.

Other states that recognize out-of-state medical marijuana cards include:

*Visitors must complete a visiting patient application with the state program.

States that have recreational cannabis for adults 21 and older but do not accept out-of-state cards include:

FAQs

How much does a New Hampshire Medical Marijuana certificate and card cost?

Please note: We do not currently offer certificates for those who do not yet have an account with Leafwell. We can only provide renewal consultations under New Hampshire law.

An online renewal consultation for existing Leafwell patients in New Hampshire costs $199 and includes a 1-year certification. You’ll only be charged if approved.

Patients will also pay a separate $50 application fee to the New Hampshire Therapeutic Cannabis Program.

Here’s an overview of the fees:

  • $125 Renewal certificate from Leafwell (existing Leafwell patients only)
  • $50 State patient application fee*

*State fees are not included with Leafwell fees and are paid directly to the state.

What medical conditions qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in New Hampshire?

The New Hampshire law lists the following medical conditions as qualifiers for a medical cannabis card. A patient must be diagnosed with a stand-alone medical condition or a combination of a qualifying diagnosis and a qualifying symptom.

Stand-Alone Medical Conditions

  • Autism spectrum disorder (age 21 and older)
  • Autism spectrum disorder (under age 21) (requires a consultation with a certified provider of child and/or adolescent psychiatry, developmental pediatrics, or pediatric neurology, who (1) confirms that the autism spectrum disorder has not responded to previously prescribed medication or that other treatment options produced serious side effects and (2) supports certification for the use of therapeutic cannabis)
  • Moderate or severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Moderate to severe chronic pain
  • Severe pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects
  • Opioid use disorder, with associated symptoms of cravings or withdrawal (requires a provider who is actively treating the patient for opioid use disorder and who is board-certified in Addiction Medicine or Addiction Psychiatry)

Combination of a Qualifying Diagnosis AND a Qualifying Symptom

Qualifying Diagnoses

Qualifying Symptoms

  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cachexia
  • Chemotherapy-induced anorexia
  • Constant or severe nausea
  • Elevated intraocular pressure
  • Moderate to severe insomnia
  • Moderate to severe vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Severe pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects
  • Severe, persistent muscle spasms
  • Wasting syndrome
What do I need to know about applying for my Medical Cannabis Card in New Hampshire online?

Under current legislation, Leafwell can only be used by existing patients for their renewals in New Hampshire. If you previously used Leafwell in another state and have moved to New Hampshire, you are able to use our platform to become a new NH patient.

There are four simple steps to seeing a Leafwell provider in New Hampshire:

  1. Sign in to Leafwell and speak to your New Hampshire-licensed physician online. Consultations cost $199 and you’ll only be charged if approved.
  2. Get approved, and your physician will mail a hard copy of your signed certificate.
  3. Complete a paper application (available on the state website) and mail it to the New Hampshire Therapeutic Cannabis Program.
  4. Receive your medical card within 3 weeks and legally purchase cannabis from a licensed dispensary.
How old do I have to be to apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in New Hampshire?

You must be at least 18 years old to apply for a medical marijuana card in New Hampshire.

Minor patients may apply with consent from a custodial parent or legal guardian.

Caregivers must be at least 21 years old.

Under current legislation, Leafwell can only be used by existing patients for their renewals in New Hampshire. If you previously used Leafwell in another state and have moved to New Hampshire, you are able to use our platform to become a new NH patient.

Can I be/have a caregiver for a medical marijuana patient in New Hampshire?

Yes, medical marijuana patients in New Hampshire can have a caregiver. Caregivers must print and mail an application to the New Hampshire Therapeutic Cannabis Program.

Caregiver Requirements:

  • Minimum 21 years old.
  • Caregivers must complete the caregiver application.
  • You must be designated as a caregiver on your patient’s application, and the patient must be approved for the Program.
  • Caregivers can serve no more than five patients.
    • There is an exception if the qualifying patient and designated caregiver each live greater than 50 miles from the nearest alternative treatment center, in which case the designated caregiver may assist with the therapeutic use of cannabis for up to 9 qualifying patients.
  • As of July 24, 2022, designated caregivers do not require a criminal background check, but must not have any felony convictions.
  • Caregivers can also be patients.

State Resources:

How do I apply for the state program in New Hampshire?

Once you’ve been approved by a physician, you need to apply to the New Hampshire state. You will need to print your certification from Leafwell which you can download from your account.

Next, you need to apply to the state. Here’s the step by step guide:

  1. Print out the patient application
  2. You need to complete pages 1 and 3
    1. Complete page 2 if you want a caregiver (e.g. for a minor under the age of 18)
  3. Gather together the following documentation:
    1. “Written Certification for the Therapeutic Use of Cannabis” form (download from your Leafwell account)
    2. Proof of New Hampshire residency (New Hampshire driver’s license, front only, state or federal government-issued identification that shows your name and NH address, any documentation that contains your name and current NH address e.g. current lease agreement, tax documents or a recent utility bill)
    3. A $50 application fee – check or money order made payable to “Treasurer, State of New Hampshire”
  4. Mail or hand-deliver the above items to:
    1. NH Department of Health and Human Services Therapeutic Cannabis Program, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301
  5. Application processing takes up to 3 weeks
    1. If your application is incomplete, the state will contact you and ask for additional documentation
  6. Once approved, you will receive a card within 5 days. Your card is valid for 1 year.