CONCORD — Prime Alternative Treatment Centers of New Hampshire opened a new therapeutic cannabis dispensary in Chichester last week.
It is Prime ATC’s second dispensary (the other is located in Merrimack) is the sixth one approved in the state. In Northern New Hampshire, Sanctuary ATC has dispensaries in Conway and Plymouth; the others, run by Temescal Wellness, are in Dover and Lebanon. One more Temescal dispensary is expected to open this month in Keene.
Cannabis is legal in New Hampshire only for therapeutic purposes. Qualifying individuals must be diagnosed by a medical provider with one of several qualifying medical conditions, and must apply for and be issued a valid registry ID card by the state Therapeutic Cannabis Program.
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services announced last week it had issued a registration certificate allowing ATC to begin operations at its new dispensary location in Chichester and that the facility would open to qualifying patients and designated caregivers on April 9.
Qualifying patients who are currently registered with Prime ATC in Merrimack will be able to access both dispensary locations and will not have to register separately for the Chichester location. Patients must designate their dispensary