Policy Recommendations New Hampshire

2019-2020 Improvements and Recommendations for New Hampshire

Much as they did in 2019, efforts to secure passage of a measure authorizing patients to cultivate cannabis at home failed in New Hampshire this year, as did legislative efforts to authorize adult-use access. However New Hampshire lawmakers did organize COVID emergency measures that maintained operation of legal medical cannabis businesses, allowed patients to extend existing state program registrations before renewal is required, and authorized curbside pickup to reduce patient exposure to close contact.

As lawmakers look to 2021, ASA encourages consideration of legislation to expand patient legal protections to cover employment discrimination, delivery of medical cannabis to patients and authorization of patients to cultivate medicl cannabis at home to reduce costs to patients. Allowing patients to obtain multi-year registrations to participate in the state's medical access program would also help reduce patient costs and reduce travel that can be burdensome on patient health.