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NH DHHS Issues Certificate to Temescal Wellness to Open Therapeutic Cannabis Dispensary in Keene
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Issued by the Therapeutic Cannabis Program
Publish Date:
April 16, 2021

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued a registration certificate allowing Temescal Wellness to begin operations at its new therapeutic cannabis dispensary location in Keene, NH. Temescal Wellness expects the Keene dispensary will open to qualifying patients and designated caregivers on Saturday, April 17, 2021.

Qualifying patients currently registered with Temescal Wellness in Lebanon will be able to access both dispensary locations and will not have to register separately for the Keene location.

In 2018, the NH Legislature approved SB388, which required the State’s Therapeutic Cannabis Program (TCP) to make access and travel to Alternative Treatment Centers (ATCs) easier for qualifying patients and their designated caregivers. SB388 enabled the establishment of an additional therapeutic cannabis dispensary in Region 3 (representing Sullivan and Cheshire counties).

As part of SB388, DHHS conducted a patient needs assessment, which determined that a dispensary in the Keene area would best alleviate the travel burden on TCP patients in Region 3. Information on the needs assessment is included in the Therapeutic Cannabis Program 2018 Data Report Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol.

The Therapeutic Cannabis Program began serving patients in 2016. At the end of 2020, there were 11,161 qualifying patients and 564 designated caregivers participating in the program.

Applications for qualifying patients and designated caregivers, medical provider certifications, and other important information can be downloaded from the Therapeutic Cannabis Program page at

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