New Hampshire Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

New Hampshire medical marijuana market plagued by slow patient processing

New Hampshire’s small, highly regulated medical cannabis market is being hampered by delays in registering patients, according to a new report. Virtually all qualified patients don’t receive their cards to purchase MMJ within the mandated five-day period, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader, citing a legislative performance audit. The average registration time in 2018 […]

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New Hampshire governor rejects medical cannabis expansion bill

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed legislation that could have spurred medical marijuana sales by eliminating a health-care provider requirement. The bill would have eliminated the requirement that a patient have at least a three-month relationship with a health-care provider before being certified to receive MMJ. In nixing the medical cannabis bill, the Republican governor […]

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New Hampshire governor vetoes bill opening state to for-profit cannabis firms

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed legislation that would have opened the state’s heavily regulated medical marijuana industry to for-profit MMJ businesses, dealing a setback to cannabis entrepreneurs who might have been interested in launching a moneymaking operation there. The bill would have allowed MMJ licensees, called Alternative Treatment Centers (ATCs), to operate either as […]

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NH to allow physician assistants to recommend medical marijuana

A recent move in New Hampshire could make it easier for patients to receive medical cannabis recommendations and, thus, boost medical marijuana sales in the state. Physician assistants soon will be able to recommend MMJ in New Hampshire as Republican Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill expanding the list of providers who may do so. […]

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Marijuana Business This Week: Nevada license hearing, hemp lending guidance, SC mulls medical cannabis & more

Here are some notable stories and events to watch for in the coming days: ASCENT LICENSE HEARING: Representatives of Canadian cannabis company Ascent Industries Corp. are scheduled to appear Wednesday before the Clark County Department of Business License to argue why its permits in Nevada should not be permanently suspended, revoked or non-renewed. Sweet Cannabis, […]

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New Hampshire House passes recreational cannabis bill, sends to Senate

New Hampshire’s House approved a full-fledged adult-use marijuana legalization bill, sending the measure to the Senate for its consideration. The legislation was approved in a 200-163 vote, according to New Hampshire Public radio. House Bill 481 would tax cannabis cultivators at 5% and retailers at 9%. As originally introduced, the legislation would have imposed a […]

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New Hampshire House endorses adult-use marijuana, but major hurdle remains

New Hampshire’s House gave preliminary approval on Wednesday to a bill legalizing a recreational marijuana industry that would allow an unlimited number of licenses statewide. A similar bill passed the House last year before dying in the Republican-controlled Senate. Democrats, who added legalization to their party platform last year, now control the Senate as well. […]

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New Hampshire to boost number of medical marijuana dispensaries by 50%

New Hampshire is on the verge of expanding its medical marijuana program from four to six dispensaries – a move that will add two businesses to an industry that’s been struggling financially but may be turning the corner. Lawmakers this month passed legislation that calls for the two additional dispensaries in sparsely populated regions of […]

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New Hampshire medical marijuana dispensaries prep for sales increase

New Hampshire’s four medical marijuana dispensaries are ramping up for an expected boost in both patient registrations and the resulting uptick in sales, thanks to new qualifying MMJ conditions that go into effect this month. The state updated its MMJ law in July to allow those suffering from chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder to […]

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