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Nov 23, 2015 2:30 PM

Only 30 have applied for NH medical marijuana program so far

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — Department of Health and Human Services officials say only 30 New Hampshire residents have applied for the state's medical marijuana program since pre-registration opened on Nov. 2.

New Hampshire Public Radio reports all but one application was submitted by potential patients, with the other coming from someone applying as a caregiver.

Dispensaries have yet to open, but the DHHS offered pre-registration in the program as a way for potential patients to gain access to medical marijuana as soon as it becomes available in New Hampshire.

DHHS division director Mary Castelli says the low application numbers aren't surprising. She says patients require a doctor's certification before submitting the proper documents to the DHHS, which could take additional time.

Castelli says she expects a "burst of applications still to come in."

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