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September 2019
Public Hearing — Qualifying Medical Conditions for the Therapeutic Use of Cannabis
The Therapeutic Cannabis Medical Oversight Board and the DHHS Therapeutic Cannabis Program will hold a public hearing to gather input from the public on proposed additions to the list of qualifying medical conditions for the therapeutic use of cannabis.

Date: Wednesday, September 25
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: DHHS, Brown Building, Auditorium, 129 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH [directions]
Written Comment Period Ends: Wednesday, October 2
Contact: Michael Holt, (603) 271-9234, Michael.Holt@dhhs.nh.gov

The following medical conditions are under consideration as qualifying medical conditions for the therapeutic use of cannabis:

  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Opioid Use Disorder
  • Tick-Borne Illnesses

Important Notes:

  • There will be a 30-minute time limit for public comments on each medical condition.
  • Sign-up at the hearing is required for each medical condition you want to provide comment on.
  • Comments on medical conditions that are not listed above will not be accepted.
  • There may not be time to hear all oral testimony on a particular medical condition.
  • Providing written testimony, including scientific or medical journal articles, is encouraged.
  • Written testimony may be submitted until 4:00 pm on Wednesday, October 2, via email to: MOBTCP@dhhs.nh.gov
  • There is no food or drink allowed in the auditorium.

 


 

August 2019
NH Physician Assistants Allowed to Certify Patients for the Therapeutic Cannabis Program
Starting on August 20, 2019, the Therapeutic Cannabis Program will begin accepting Written Certifications that have been signed by physician assistants who are licensed in New Hampshire. Governor Sununu signed into law HB 350, which adds physician assistants to the list of NH provider types that are allowed to certify patients for NH’s Therapeutic Cannabis Program. The Written Certification for the Therapeutic Use of Cannabis Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol has been updated to reflect this change.



July 2019

Sanctuary ATC opens a second dispensary location in Conway, NH

Sanctuary ATC is opening a second dispensary location in Conway, New Hampshire, located at 234 White Mountain Highway. The first day of operation is Saturday, July 6, and their open hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Please see Sanctuary ATC’s website for more information.

Qualifying patients currently registered with Sanctuary ATC in Plymouth will be able to access both dispensary locations and will not have to register separately for the Conway location or change ATCs.

Those qualifying patients registered with a different ATC who want to change their ATC may do so by completing and submitting the Change of Information / Lost Card Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol form.


 

May 2019

The Therapeutic Cannabis Program Has Moved

New Location: Division of Public Health Services, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH.

The Therapeutic Cannabis Program’s (TCP) office location has moved to 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH. Please use the new address when mailing application materials. If you are hand-delivering application materials, please bring them to the new office location.

Application materials will still be available and accepted at the Brown Building, at 129 Pleasant Street, Concord, and any mail addressed to 129 Pleasant Street will get to the TCP, but using this location and address may delay the processing of your application.

Over the next few months, all of the applications, forms, and information sheets will be updated with the new mailing address:

  • NH Department of Health & Human Services
    Therapeutic Cannabis Program
    29 Hazen Drive
    Concord, NH 03301

 

March 2019
Hospice Care Exemption to 3-Month Provider-Patient Relationship
Written Certification for the Therapeutic Use of Cannabis Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbolhas been updated to reflect a recent law change (SB 384, Laws of 2018) that creates an exemption to the requirement for a 3-month relationship between a patient and the patient’s certifying medical provider. A 3-month provider-patient relationship is not required if the patient is enrolled in hospice care or is eligible for hospice care.


Therapeutic Cannabis Program 2018 Data Report

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has released the Therapeutic Cannabis Program 2018 Data Report Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol. The report provides information from the Therapeutic Cannabis Registry, the annual reports from the Alternative Treatment Centers, and the Qualifying Patient Satisfaction Surveys. It provides details about qualifying patients and designated caregivers who were active in the program as of June 30, 2018.

DHHS provides this report annually to the New Hampshire Legislature’s Health and Human Services Oversight Committee, the New Hampshire Board of Medicine, and the New Hampshire Board of Nursing. The report provides important information on patterns of certification in several categories: qualifying patient and designated caregiver, location, age, medical condition, symptom or side effect, and medical provider. Data from the report can then be used for analysis and research to inform future policy, educational, and clinical decisions.

In addition, the 2018 report contains an addendum related to SB 388 from the 2018 legislative session regarding the expansion of therapeutic cannabis dispensary locations in the state.

As of November 29, 2018, the program is being used by 7,120 qualifying patients, 449 designated caregivers, and 998 certifying providers.

  2016 Report
(Dec. 19, 2016)
2017 Report
(June 30, 2017)
2018 Report
(June 30, 2018)
Current
(Nov. 29, 2018)
Qualifying Patients 2,089 3,493 6,480 7,120
Designated Caregivers 129 258 428 449
Certifying Providers 560 703 935 998

 


January 29, 2018
The Department’s Division of Public Health Services, the NH Center for Excellence, and the Prevention Task Force of the Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment & Recovery have partnered to produce the following educational flyers about therapeutic cannabis:

 

Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol Adobe Acrobat Reader format. You can download a free reader from Adobe.

 
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