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How Will Patients Get Medical Marijuana In Maryland?

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Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have passed laws allowing medical marijuana programs. In Maryland, the General Assembly took a first, cautious stab at creating a medical marijuana program in 2013. Marijuana was to be made available through academic medical centers. But, after none of the centers in Maryland signed up to participate, last year legislators decided to allow certified doctors to write prescriptions for medical marijuana that can be bought from licensed growers and dispensaries. With Sheilah to talk about it is Dr. Dan Morhaim, a physician, Maryland state delegate, and co-sponsor of the bill.

The Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission adopted regulations for use in November. You can find them here.


Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.