NH DHHS Approves Temescal Wellness Certification to Begin Cultivating Therapeutic Cannabis

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

(DHHS) has issued a conditional registration certificate to Temescal

Wellness to begin cultivating therapeutic cannabis at its cultivation

center in Manchester, New Hampshire. Temescal is the second alternative

treatment center to gain Departmental approval to begin therapeutic

cannabis cultivation. Earlier in January, DHHS granted a conditional

registration certificate to Sanctuary ATC to begin operations at its

cultivation center in Rochester.

In addition to the cultivation location, Temescal Wellness will also

operate dispensaries in Dover and Lebanon, New Hampshire. Temescal must

complete an initial therapeutic cannabis cultivation cycle before DHHS can

inspect the dispensing locations in order to confirm they are ready to

open. Once the dispensary locations have passed inspection, DHHS will issue

Temescal a registration certificate without conditions to dispense

therapeutic cannabis to qualifying patients and designated caregivers who

have registered with either the Dover or Lebanon dispensary. The expected

timeframe for Temescal’s dispensaries to begin operations is Spring 2016.

The Therapeutic Cannabis Program being implemented by DHHS will include

four dispensary locations and three cultivation centers. Applications for

potentially qualifying patients and designated caregivers, medical provider

certification, and other important information can be found on the

Therapeutic Cannabis Program page on the DHHS website at

http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/oos/tcp/index.htm. This information is intended to

assist in correctly completing the required applications.