Wild ginsengis uncommon and therefore listed as a state threatened species here in New Hampshire.
No, it is illegal (unless the ginseng is on your property) to harvest, transport or export listed species in or out of New Hampshire in accordance with RSA 217:A9 - "The New Hampshire Native Plant Protection Act of 1987".
No, a permit is not required from the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food to grow American ginseng.
No, there are no rules or regulations that pertain to the growing and cultivation of American ginseng by the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food.
In accordance with RSA 217-A:9 Prohibited Acts, it is a violation for any person (other than the owner of private property) to export, import, transport, take, possess, sell, or ship any protected species. The US Fish & Wildlife Service also regulates American ginseng. Please visit their website for additional information.
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NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food
Mailing: PO Box 2042, Concord NH 03302 -2042
Physical: 25 Capitol Street, Second Floor, Concord, NH 03301
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