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Jan 14, 2016 1:50 PM

NH health officials approve state's first site for growing medical marijuana in Rochester


ROCHESTER - A medical marijuana cultivation center in Rochester is the first to receive state approval to begin growing therapeutic cannabis in N.H., state health officials announced Thursday.

The state Department of Health and Human Services said it has issued a conditional registration certificate to Sanctuary ATC. The business is one of three cultivation centers and four dispensary locations planned in the state to provide medical marijuana to qualified patients.

Once Sanctuary has cultivated the cannabis, the department will inspect its planned dispensing location in Plymouth to see if it is ready to being dispensing. That is expected to launch in the spring of this year, according to the state.

More information about the state's Therapeutic Cannabis Program is available online, along with applications for patients and designated caregivers and medical provider certification.


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