Patients who possess a physician's recommendation may legally obtain medical cannabis provided by state licensed dispensaries. A qualified physician may not issue a physician certification for more than three 70-day supply limits of marijuana. The Department of Health shall quantify by rule a daily dose amount with equivalent dose amounts for each allowable form of marijuana dispensed by a medical marijuana treatment center. Although a 2017 law enacted by the legislature stipulated that qualified patients are not permitted to possess use, or administer "marijuana in a form for smoking,” a lower court later struck down this prohibition as unconstitutional — opining that the use of “smokable marijuana in private places” is permissible, and ordering the Health Department to put into action a process that will make smokable marijuana available to patients at dispensaries throughout the state. The state is appealing this ruling.
Yes. A "caregiver" means a person who is at least twenty-one (21) years old who has agreed to assist with a qualifying patient's medical use of marijuana and has qualified for and obtained a caregiver identification card issued by the Department of Health. The Department may limit the number of qualifying patients a caregiver may assist at one time and the number of caregivers that a qualifying patient may have at one time.
Department of Health regulators must finalize rules by July 3, 2018. The law must be implemented by October 3, 2018.
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