New Hampshire Starts Issuing Medical Marijuana ID Cards

On Monday, New Hampshire began issuing the ID cards for qualifying patients to buy medicinal marijuana, ABC affiliate station WMUR-9 reported. Though the state Legislature legalized medicinal cannabis in 2013, ID card holders in the Granite State have been waiting to legally buy medical marijuana, and will continue waiting until springtime — when New Hampshire's first dispensaries are expected to open. 

"As we begin to issue registry identification cards to qualifying patients who want them, we look forward to those patients being able to access therapeutic cannabis at dispensaries in New Hampshire," New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Nick Toumpas said in a press release. The cards will be issued by mail to those approved patients and caregivers, ahead of state Alternative Treatment Centers (ATC) openings.

"The ATCs are moving quickly to open their dispensaries and we anticipate that the first dispensaries will open in Spring 2016," Toumpas added...

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