Legal status of marijuana in the state of new hampshire

Legal status of marijuana in the state of new hampshire
Max Sargent

Find out about the legal status of medical and recreational marijuana in the state of New Hampshire. Is marijuana illegal? Better safe than sorry!


Medical marijuana is legal for patients with a prescription from a licensed physician in New Hampshire since 2013.

The qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in New Hampshire include:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Cancer
  • Chemotherapy induced anorexia
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Elevated intraocular pressure
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Lupus
  • Moderate to severe vomiting
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Nausea
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Persistent muscle spasms
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Seizures
  • Severe pain
  • Spinal cord injury or disease
  • Traumatic brain injury


The cultivation, sale, and possession of cannabis for recreational purposes are illegal in New Hampshire.

Getting caught with any amount of cannabis is punishable with up to one year in jail and a fine.

New Hampshire is set to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis for personal use for adults in the end of 2017.

Max Sargent
Max Sargent

Max has been writing about cannabis and psychedelics for several years now. With a strong belief that an open, honest attitude toward drugs and drug policy can improve the lives of many, he seeks to offer insightful and developed opinions on the subject.