New Hampshire’s medical marijuana program has more than doubled in size since 2016. About 4,700 patients were enrolled in the program by the end of 2017.
Michael Holt is the Therapeutic Cannabis Program Administrator for the Department of Health and Human Services. He joins us now to talk about how the state’s medical marijuana program has grown.
(Editor’s note: this transcript has been edited lightly for broadcast.)
I know that all of the data you have, of course, of patients there’s confidentiality to think about here. But what do we know, or what can we call publicly from that data?
We are tracking the qualifying medical conditions that all our patients have. Those qualifying conditions are established by the legislature. They range from epilepsy, to chronic pain, to HIV/AIDS, cancer, etc. The population base has a range of qualifying conditions.
And you’ve got people as young, as the report says, as five, but you have patients up to the age of 99. Can you tell us what the