New Hampshire has passed new legislation which will enable medical cannabis patients from other states and Canada to ‘purchase therapeutic cannabis’.
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services announced yesterday (June 28) that the state’s ‘alternative treatment centres’, will now be able to issue prescriptions to tourists.
Patients visiting from other states will be required to show their cannabis ID card and matching photo identification, and can only purchase up to 2 ounces three times a year.
“If the out-of-state patient has a documented qualifying medical condition that is on the list of conditions approved by New Hampshire, those visiting patients may purchase cannabis at New Hampshire ATCs at the same frequency as New Hampshire qualifying patients,” the agency said.
The medical conditions currently approved by New Hampshire include autism spectrum disorder, moderate or severe post traumatic stress disorder, moderate or severe chronic pain, and opioid use disorder.
While New Hampshire was one of the earliest adopters of medical cannabis in the US, passing a law to legalise it in 2013, it remains the only state in New England that hasn’t legalised adult-use.