Medical marijuana closer to reality in NH with cultivation permit approval

Rochester will be growing site for Plymouth dispensary

ROCHESTER, N.H. —The availability of medical marijuana in New Hampshire is a big step closer to reality after the state gave approval to the first of three locations to cultivate the drug.

The Department of Health and Human Services confirmed Friday that it has started mailing out identification cards to 176 Granite Staters who qualified to purchase medical marijuana. The drug first has to be grown and cultivated, and Rochester is one of three locations where that will happen.

A mill building will be home to Sanctuary ATC's medical cannabis cultivation operation, complete with a lab and commercial kitchen.

"When we talk about products, we're talking not just about flower products, but edible products, transdermal patches that are long-acting, tinctures that you can put under the tongue, so there's many products we're excited to get to the patients," said Dr. David Syrek,...

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