Nov 02, 2015
Today, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services announced the opening of a pre-registration process for the therapeutic use of cannabis program. The announcement, which appears on the department’s website, explains that patients and their designated caregivers may now submit their applications and that dispensaries are expected to open in the first quarter of 2016. The application forms are now available online.
Unfortunately, the department still says it will not begin issuing ID cards until the first dispensary is ready to open. This means patients could continue to be without legal protections for several more months. However, at least it is now possible for patients to submit applications rather than simply waiting for the program to become operational.
We encourage patients to pre-register, as this will reduce the chances the department will experience a backlog when it begins issuing ID cards.
Please share this news with your friends and family, and especially with any patients you know who have been waiting to benefit from this program.