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NH DHHS Opens Therapeutic Cannabis Pre-Registration for Potentially Qualifying Patients and Caregivers
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Publish Date:
November 2, 2015

Concord, NH – On November 2, 2015, the NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will begin accepting applications for the Therapeutic Cannabis Program from potentially qualifying patients and designated caregivers as part of a pre-registration period.

While applications are being accepted and reviewed for approval during the pre-registration period, registry identification cards are not being issued at this time. Registry identification cards will be issued when the Alternative Treatment Center (ATC) that a qualifying patient has selected obtains authorization from the Therapeutic Cannabis Program to begin dispensing cannabis. It is anticipated that the four ATCs in New Hampshire will be begin operations in the first quarter of 2016. The Therapeutic Cannabis Program will send a letter to applicants who apply to become Qualifying Patients or Designated Caregivers letting them know if their applications have been approved.

"Applying for therapeutic cannabis registry cards is an important next step in the process for individuals who are in need and suffering from serious medical conditions and want to participate in the Therapeutic Cannabis Program," said DHHS Commissioner Nick Toumpas. "The pre-registration period is intended to give potentially qualifying patients and designated caregivers ample time to work with their providers to get registered before the dispensaries are open for business."

The application materials and updated program information, including applications for qualifying patients, applications for designated caregivers and the written certification for medical providers, are now available on the program's website at

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