MANCHESTER, NH – Two public meetings to discuss the proposed location of therapeutic cannabis cultivation sites in Manchester and Rochester are on the calendar. A meeting in Manchester will be held on August 28 and a second one will
be held in Rochester on September 1.
New Hampshire Legislature passed House Bill 573 in 2013, relative to the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes. RSA 126-X creates an exemption in state law from criminal penalties for the therapeutic use of cannabis provided that its use is in compliance with RSA 126-X. The New Hampshire Legislature placed the responsibility for administering the program within the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.
After the June 2015 selection of the Alternative Treatment Centers (ATCs) to operate in Regions 1–4, DHHS has worked with the selected applicants and the local governing body of the towns and cities in which they would like to operate. Part of the process is to solicit the input of the municipal or town residents as well as that of prospective patients and caregivers relative to safety and other local concerns and the overall health needs of qualifying patients.
Temescal Wellness was awarded Geographic Areas 1 & 3, and has proposed their cultivation location in Manchester. Sanctuary Alternative Treatment Center was awarded Geographic Area 4, and has proposed its cultivation site in Rochester. The two new meetings are scheduled as follows.
Friday, August 28, 2015 – 6 p.m.
Manchester ATC Cultivation Site Public Input Forum
Manchester City Hall
One City Hall Plaza
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 – 7 p.m.
Rochester ATC Cultivation Site Public Input Forum
Rochester City Hall, Council Chambers
31 Wakefield Street