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Becoming a Patient
To prepare for your first visit to Sanctuary, there are a few steps you need to take, depending on the state you live in.
MassachusettsMassachusetts Patient Handbook
Massachusetts requires that a doctor be certified by the state to provide cannabis recommendations. If your primary care doctor is not certified you might need to find a doctor elsewhere. Please call Sanctuary and our staff will help locate a doctor for you. Additionally, a web search for “medical marijuana doctors Massachusetts” can also help you find a doctor. Once a doctor has certified that you qualify, you can move on to the next step.
Note: Pediatric patients need to have TWO doctor recommendations.Learn More
The doctor that certified you for the Massachusetts Medical Use of Marijuana program will give you a registration number . This number will be used to complete the medical marijuana Online System registration process. To register online visit www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/hcq/medical-marijuana/patients-and-caregivers.html
For additional questions or information on the registration process, please call your doctor or visit www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/quality/medical-marijuana/mmj-system-registration-patient-step-by-step.pdf
Once you have finished registration and you have been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, you will receive your Medical Use of Marijuana Program Identification Card in the mail.
Note: If you prefer registering with paper forms, call DPH at 617-660-5370 to request paper forms.Register Online
Step 3. Visit Sanctuary Medicinals
Bring your state issued Medical Use of Marijuana Program ID card and another form of state-issued identification (driver’s license, passport) to Sanctuary Medicinals. For your first visit you will need to fill out some paperwork to register with our dispensary. One of our Patient Care Advisors will work with you one-on-one to help you find the products suited for your needs.
New HampshireNew Hampshire Patient Handbook
New Hampshire requires that a medical provider (Doctor or Nurse Practitioner) certify that you qualify for a NH Therapeutic Cannabis Card.
We recommend starting this process by having a conversation with your primary care provider. Bring the necessary forms with you to your appointment and ask if they would be willing to certify your qualifying condition.
If you are having a difficult time finding a medical provider that will certify you, please call us at 603-346-4619. We will help you find a provider that is familiar with the New Hampshire Therapeutic Cannabis Program. Please keep in mind that if you use a new medical provider, you will have to establish a three month relationship before the medical provider can certify you for the New Hampshire Therapeutic Cannabis Program.
Be sure to select Sanctuary ATC as your designated alternative treatment center on the patient application.
You will need to print the following forms:
- Application for the Therapeutic Use of Cannabis – Qualifying Patient
- Written Certification for the Therapeutic Use of Cannabis
Step 2. Register with the State
Once you have filled out the Application for the Therapeutic Use of Cannabis – Qualifying Patient and your medical provider has filled out the Written Certification for the Therapeutic Use of Cannabis you are ready to compile the rest of the necessary items to apply to the New Hampshire Therapeutic Cannabis Program.
The state requires that you send them a digital photograph of your face. It must be in .jpg format and on a compact disc (CD). For more information about the photo requirements, please see the instructions on the Application for the Therapeutic Use of Cannabis – Qualifying Patient.
Lastly, the fee to apply to the NH Therapeutic Cannabis Program is $50. Enclose a check or money order made payable to “Treasurer, State of New Hampshire” in the amount of $50. Please note that the application fee is non-refundable. Once you have compiled the patient application, written certification, photo of yourself on a CD, and a check or money order you are ready to mail your application.
The New Hampshire Therapeutic Cannabis Program requires that all of the application materials be submitted at the same time.
Do NOT mail individual parts of the application as this will result in the state mailing the materials back to you due to an incomplete application.
Step 3. Visit Sanctuary ATC
After you mail your completed application materials and your application is approved, you will be issued an ID card. The application process takes up to 20 calendar days from the date a complete application is received by the state. The program will approve or deny an application within 15 calendar days of receiving a complete application. If approved, an ID card will be issued within 5 days of approval. Please not that information regarding your application status will not be given over the phone.
Once your NH Therapeutic Cannabis Card arrives, you are ready to visit Sanctuary ATC! Bring your NH Therapeutic Cannabis ID card and another form of state-issued identification (driver’s license, passport) to Sanctuary ATC. For your first visit you will need to fill out some paperwork to register. One of our Patient Care Advisors will then work with you one-on-one to help you find the products best suited for your needs.
If you have any questions about the application process or our products, please call us at 603-346-4619 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff & Resources
We encourage you to ask questions and interact with our staff when you visit Sanctuary. Our patient care advisors are heavily trained and extremely knowledgeable about cannabis. We welcome any questions you may have and will be happy to guide you towards products that might suit your needs.
While drop in visits and on-the-spot discussions with our staff are most common, we do offer appointments for longer discussions. To schedule an appointment, please call us at XXX-XXX-XXXX.
Financial Hardship Programs
Patients may be eligible for reduced pricing if they are enrolled in SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, MassHealth, and/or have a verified financial hardship. Once participation in one of these programs has been confirmed, a sliding scale discount will be applied based on program enrollment and family income. Please speak with a staff member at our location, email us, or call us for more information on how to apply. Sanctuary reserves the right to limit the amount of discounted product sold to financial hardship participants and to adjust the discount parameters of the program if necessary.
Translation & Interpretation Services
If one of our staff members doesn’t speak your language, we will utilize a telephone translation service to ensure effective communication. We also provide accommodations for the blind/visually impaired and deaf/hard of hearing.