New Hampshire was one of the original thirteen colonies. That’s all I know about it. Other than that, I know it’s cold and in the northeast—I also know that New Hampshire was ready for medical marijuana in 2013 by passing the House Bill 573. The state remains only medical but with it’s neighbors in the northeast—recreational legalization is on the way.
So how does New Hampshire feel about delta-8 THC? It’s legal! The state matched the federal guidelines of the Farm Bill of 2018, removing Delta-8 THC and the word “hemp” from the Controlled Substance Act. They took notes from Vermont and Maine by making sure that if you are in the possession of Delta 8 then it has to be purchased at a state registered dispensary.
There are no possession penalties but it is important to carry your paperwork with you so further steps aren’t needed to prove that your Delta-8 THC isn’t Delta-9 THC.
CHAPTER 439-A – HEMP
- “Hemp products” means all products made from hemp, including cloth, cordage, fiber, food, fuel, paint, paper, construction materials, plastics, seed, seed meal, seed oil, and certified seed for cultivation.
- “Hemp” means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of the plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration (THC) of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.
CONTROLLED DRUG ACT
306:3 Marijuana; Hemp Exception. Amend RSA 318-B:2-c
(a) “Marijuana” includes the leaves, stems, flowers, and seeds of all species of the plant genus Cannabis, but shall not include the resin extracted from any part of such plant and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation from such resin including hashish, and further, shall not include the mature stalks of such plant, fiber produced from such stalks, oil or cake made from the seeds of such plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such mature stalks, fiber, oil or cake, or the sterilized seed of such plant which is incapable of germination. Marijuana shall not include hemp grown, processed, marketed, or sold under RSA 439-A.
306:4 Therapeutic Cannabis; Hemp Excepted. Amend 126-X:1
III. “Cannabis” means all parts of any plant of the Cannabis genus of plants, whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of such plant; and every compound, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such plant, its seeds, or resin. Such term shall not include the mature stalks of such plants, fiber produced from such stalks, oil, or cake made from the seeds of such plants, any other compound, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such mature stalks (except the resin extracted therefrom), fiber, oil or cake, or the sterilized seeds of such plants which are incapable of germination. In this chapter, cannabis shall not include hemp grown, processed, marketed, or sold under RSA 439-A.