House Bill 573(215 KB)
Approved: May 23, 2013 by Senate, 18-6 and June 26, 2013 by House, 284-66
Signed into law by Gov. Maggie Hassan on July 23, 2013
Effective: Upon passage
authorizes the use of therapeutic cannabis in New Hampshire.
Possession/Cultivation: "A qualifying patient shall not obtain more than 2 ounces of usable
cannabis directly or through the qualifying patient's designated
caregiver during a 10-day period." A patient may possess two ounces of
usable cannabis and any amount of unusable cannabis.
Updates: On Apr. 3, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) posted proposed Therapeutic Cannabis Program Registry Rules(130 KB) and began the formal rulemaking process.
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
Therapeutic Use of Cannabis Program
Patient Registry Fee:
To be determined during the rulemaking process
Accepts other states' registry ID cards?
||318-B:1, et seq.
||Any amount: Class A misdemeanor (up to 1 yr. in jail and up to $2,000 in fines)
Under 1 oz.: up to 3 yrs. and/or $25,000; 1 oz. to 5 lbs.: up to 7 yrs. and/or $100,000; Over 5 lbs.: up to 20 yrs. and/or $300,000; Subsequent offense: Under 1 oz.: up to 6 yrs. and/or $50,000; 1 oz. to 5 lbs.: up to 15 yrs. and/or $200,000; Over 5 lbs.: up to 40 yrs. and/or $500,000
Double sentence and double fine if within 1,000 feet of a school zone
|Hash & Cannabis Concentrates
||Less than 5g: misdemeanor (1 yr., $2,000); more than 5g: misdemeanor (1 yr., $5,000)
||Yes, for eligible patients with a doctor's recommendation.
|Is Drug Court Available?
||Yes (see New Hampshire Judicial Branch: Drug and Mental Health Courts)