Therapeutic Cannabis Patients From Other States Can Now Access … –

Concord, NH – The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) has announced that, effective Wednesday, June 28, 2023, New Hampshire’s Alternative Treatment Centers (ATCs) are able to dispense therapeutic cannabis to visitors from out of state and from Canada that are certified to receive therapeutic cannabis in their state or province.

Therapeutic cannabis is used by individuals to ease symptoms caused by certain medical conditions. The Therapeutic Cannabis Program was established in New Hampshire in 2013, under RSA 126-X, and many other states have similar programs. Due to federal prohibition, it is illegal to cross state lines or international borders while in possession of cannabis, regardless of its therapeutic or recreational legality in either state or country. A change to New Hampshire state law will allow visiting patients to avoid the risk of violating federal law by illegally transporting therapeutic cannabis across state lines.

“People from other states with severe medical conditions who use therapeutic cannabis to alleviate their symptoms are welcome to travel to New Hampshire with the certainty that they will be able to safely access therapeutic cannabis while they visit our state,” said DPHS Director Tricia Tilley.

Under the new law,

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