Status: Medical use
2013: Medical cannabis legalised
2014: Attempt at legalising recreational cannabis failed
2017: Possession of small amounts of cannabis for recreational use is decriminalised in small amounts to a $US100-200 fine
- Patients must be diagnosed with a “physically debilitating” condition and should only be recommended cannabis by a physician if all other treatments fail;
- Medical cannabis can only be obtained from a state-licensed dispensary;
- Patients can possess up to 2oz (56g) of medical cannabis at a time;
- Patients may not grow their own cannabis at home;
- Selling or intent to sell remains a serious felony;
- Possession of less than 0.75oz (21g) for recreational use is decriminalised to a civil infraction (like a speeding ticket) punishable by a fine of about $US100;
- Sale or possession with intent to sell less than 1oz (30g) is a felony;
- Sale or possession with intent to sell of any amount is a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $US300,000;
- There are an estimated 7120 registered medical cannabis patients in New Hampshire, according to the New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services.
- Between 2005 and 2017, cannabis use disorder in people over the age of 12 decreased from 2.2% to 1.9%;
- In 2018, sales of medical marijuana reached $US7.2 million.