How To Get A Medical Marijuana Card Online In New Hampshire [2020 Update]
Wondering how to get a medical marijuana card online in New Hampshire? In this post we’ll go over the process step by step and even tell you how you can get your card without leaving your house. We’ll also talk about NH qualifying medical conditions, the process as well as some NH marijuana medcard Q&A.
What is New Hampshire Marijuana Telemedicine?
It's the way to get a New Hampshire medical card online from home!
New Hampshire – Telehealth gives patients the opportunity to visit with a marijuana card doctor in New Hampshire using your smart phone, tablet, or personal computer. Online medcard appointments help reduce the spread and exposure of patients to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Qualified patients can get legal THC and CBD medicine for the treatment of several qualifying conditions.
Live marijuana telehealth appointments can be done from anywhere in the state online without having to leave the house. No travel, in person doctor office visit, or inconvenience. Your New Hampshire medical card will be issued after the doctors approval. It doesn’t get any more germ free than this!
If you’re ready, simply fill out the MMJ patient registration form and you’re on your way to a marijuana doctors appointment from the comfort of your living room or dining room table. You will receive an email with follow up details as well. See if you qualify today.
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New Hampshire Qualifying Conditions for Legal Medical Marijuana
In order to be eligible for a New Hampshire medical marijuana card a patient must be diagnosed with one the following qualifying medical conditions:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Hepatitis C
- Muscular dystrophy
- Crohn’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Chronic pancreatitis
- Spinal cord injury or disease
- Traumatic brain injury
- Parkinson’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Moderate to severe chronic pain
- Severe pain that has not responded to prescribed medication or surgical measures or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects
- Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
- One or more injuries that significantly interferes with daily activities as documented by the patient’s physician.
- Any severely debilitating or terminal medical conditions or their treatment that has produced at least one of the following:
- Elevated intraocular pressure
- Chemotherapy-induced anorexia
- Wasting syndrome
- Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease,
- Severe pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects
- Constant or severe nausea
- Moderate to severe vomiting
- Severe, persistent muscle spasms
How to get a medical marijuana card in New Hampshire
So you procrastinated on getting your New Hampshire medical marijuana card, and now, because of the lockdown imposed over the nasty COVID-19 bug, most of us are forced to stay indoors. Fortunately, however, you can now take advantage of telemedicine to get a medical marijuana card in New Hampshire without leaving the comfort of your own home.
New Hampshire’s initial medical marijuana program was signed by Gov. Maggie Hassan in 2013. A full marijuana legalization effort failed to pass in 2014. However, New Hampshire decriminalized the possession of marijuana in 2017.
The state has licensed nearly 10,000 medical marijuana patients as of March 31.
More than $20 million worth of medical marijuana was purchased in 2019, and sales are expected to pass the $55 million mark by 2025, according to data from Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics.
Let’s go over the important details that you’ll need to know when applying for a medical marijuana card in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire marijuana Telemedicine/Telehealth Online
Telemedicine is now permitted for medical marijuana consultation in New Hampshire
Under new emergency rules, the requirement for an “in-person” examination for the purposes of medical marijuana certification has been suspended by executive order.
Rather than trudging into the doc’s office, your healthcare provider can call you at home for a chat via audio or video.
In order to take advantage of the new rules, patients must make an appointment with a certified medical marijuana physician that offers the service. Not all doctors offer telemedicine appointments.
The ability to see a medical marijuana doctor via telemedicine in New Hampshire is just one of a number of rule changes to help residents weather the coronavirus storm at home without going out and endangering the lives of others.
Originally, in order to recommend medical marijuana to their patients, physicians were required to have a “provider-patient relationship” for at least three months. However, that rule was repealed in September of 2019.
You must be a legal resident of New Hampshire with a valid state ID in order to apply for a medical marijuana card.
Patients must be over eighteen years of age to apply on their own. Minors are also eligible for medical marijuana in New Hampshire, however, the application must be completed by a parent or guardian and must include written certifications from two health care providers including a pediatrician.
Medical provider qualifications
In order to be able to recommend medical marijuana in New Hampshire, a provider must be a licensed physician or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts or Vermont.
A $50.00 non-refundable fee must be submitted with the “Application for the Therapeutic Use of Cannabis” to apply for a medical marijuana card in New Hampshire.
Processing a medical marijuana application in New Hampshire can take a few weeks once the application is submitted. If an applicant is approved, a Registry Identification Card will be issued within five days.
Purchase and possession limits
Approved medical marijuana patients are permitted to purchase up to two ounces of cannabis every ten days. The possession limit is also two ounces.
Three companies have been licensed to grow and dispense medical marijuana in New Hampshire. A recent law now permits license holders (aka alternative treatment centers), to open a second “satellite” dispensary in each of the state’s four designated regions.
Because Medical cannabis dispensaries have been deemed essential businesses, they are currently still operating during lockdown but under reduced hours.
Furthermore, as part of the temporary emergency rules, curbside pick up is also now permitted. However, home delivery is prohibited.
Patients are required to pre-order by phone or online. Curbside pickup is permitted as long as it remains in full view of dispensary security cameras.
At the time of writing (mid April) New Hampshire medical marijuana patients are not permitted to grow their own marijuana.
However, the New Hampshire Senate recently approved a bill that would allow the practice. If passed, patients and caregivers would be permitted to cultivate up to three mature plants, three immature plants and 12 seedlings.
Until such a law is passed, growing marijuana without a license is a felony offense.
New Hampshire medical marijuana cards expire after one year. However, the healthcare provider may specify a shorter period of time.
As part of the recent emergency rules, medical marijuana cards due to expire in the months of April, May, and June 2020 now have until July 31, 2020 to renew. Qualified patients must present their expired card at the dispensary.
Renewal dates for caregivers have not been extended.
Changes of name or address must be reported to the DHHS within ten days. There is no fee for making changes.
If a patient loses their card they must notify the DHHS in writing within ten days. A fee of $25.00 will be charged for a replacement.
New Hampshire medical marijuana patients may designate a caregiver to assist with purchasing (or growing) medical marijuana as well as administering treatment.
Caregivers must be at least 21 years old and have no prior felony convictions.
Caregivers are permitted to assist up to five patients. If both caregiver and qualifying patients live more than 50 miles from a licensed dispensary the caregiver may assist up to nine patients.
Under temporary emergency rules, New Hampshire medical marijuana patients may designate a caregiver if a patient becomes sick and cannot safely and responsibly purchase their medicine. Furthermore, the state has waived the Designated Caregiver application fee through June 30, 2020.
Smoking cannabis in public areas, on school grounds and within protective designated school zones, as well as in correctional, law enforcement, or recreational facilities is strictly prohibited.
Patients are forbidden to drive or operate heavy machinery while medicated.
Reciprocity for out of state patients
Non-resident patients suffering from any of the state’s qualifying medical conditions and who possess an out-of-state medical marijuana card are permitted to possess medical marijuana in the state. However they are not permitted to purchase their medicine from a state-licensed dispensary.
New Hampshire Marijuana FAQ's
Frequently asked questions we receive regarding NH cannabis.
How much does a Recommending Marijuana Doctor in New Hampshire Cost?
The Average Cost to visit a Certified Ordering Doctor is $100 – $200 for the initial visit and $75 – $150 for the follow up visit.
Can doctors prescribe medical marijuana?
Doctors are actually not permitted to prescribe medical marijuana to their patients. However, if they are licensed, they can recommend medical marijuana and approve their patients for access to the drug.
When I get my NH MMJ card, can I grow my own marijuana?
Can I Smoke Weed in New Hampshire Once Qualified?
What Medical Marijuana Products Are Available In New Hampshire?
The following medical marijuana products can be found at local dispensaries.
- Oral Syringes
- Vape Cartridges
- Concentrates (Budder, Rosin, Shatter)
Can I Take My Medical Marijuana to a Different State?
No. According to current laws patients who obtain a medical card should use medical marijuana in New Hampshire only. Medical marijuana patients may face federal and local charges of transporting marijuana if they cross state lines with the drug. This is true even if the states between which they are traveling allow medical marijuana. Should you need to travel with your marijuana it would be best to contact the state’s Bureau of health to understand the exact laws of the state you are traveling to in order to not risk breaking the law.
How Much Medical Marijuana Can I Possess?
Two Ounces at a time.
Is Recreational Weed Legal?
I see CBD Oils for sale on commercials, online, and at stores around town, is this CBD Oil legal in New Hampshire?
Hemp derived CBD oil is legal.
Will CBD Oil, hemp, or cannabidiol get me high?
No. CBD is a product that has no THC if derived from hemp and very little if derived from cannabis. THC is the chemical compound that creates the “high”. CBD products are available for patients that have a need for non-euphoric treatment.
Is CBD for Pets really a thing?
Yes, CBD for Dogs, CBD for Cats, and CBD for pets in general is becoming a popular treatment for caring for pets that have arthritis, chronic pain and other ailments. The efficacy and safety of CBD for dogs, cats, and other pets have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA only evaluates foods and drugs, not supplements like these products.
Where can I get CBD for pets?
You can find CBD for pets at pet stores, retail and at holistic shops.
Are THC Infused edibles allowed in New Hampshire?
Can I use Medical Marijuana Anywhere?
Similar to all states New Hampshire medical cannabis card holders have to be responsible. It is important to remember that when smoking in public, it may be assumed that you are using it for recreational use, which is illegal on a Federal Level. New Hampshire medical marijuana card holders are advised to consume their medicine responsibly, in the safety of their home or in a private residence.
How Much Is Medical Marijuana in New Hampshire?
The price range for medical cannabis in NH is around $10 per gram and $125-$225 per ounce.
How Much Should I consume?
You should always consult with a New Hampshire marijuana doctor before using and that doctor will set the course of treatment.
- NH BHHS – Therapeutic Cannabis Program
- Bezinga – A Snapshot Of America’s Medical Marijuana Markets: New Hampshire
- MJ Biz Daily – Chart: New Hampshire’s new ‘satellite’ dispensary law aims to boost medical marijuana program
- Fosters Daily Democrat – NH pot smokers beware: You can buy it in Mass., but …
- NHPR – Change In N.H.’s Medical Marijuana Law Expands Access For Some New Patients
- NHPR – 5 Marijuana Bills Passed in N.H. This Year
- Marijuana Moment – New Hampshire Senate Approves SB 420 To Let Medical Marijuana Patients Grow Their Own
- MJ Biz Daily – New Hampshire medical marijuana market plagued by slow patient processing
- NHPR – Patients With Expiring Medical Marijuana Cards Get Extension