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Medical Marijuana Advocates Voice Dissent on the New Regulations

Concerns have been raised by medical marijuana advocates in light of the over emphasis of policies on medical marijuana. If you are one of those patients who has been growing this medical plant to earn a living, the enforcement of these new policies may mark a dead end for your business.

The New Regulations
State representatives are disinclined to permitting the market for both medical marijuana and recreational marijuana. In a short while, medical marijuana panel may find itself integrated in the budding recreational cannabis program. The state is gradually eradicating the medial cannabis program that has managed to pull through for over a decade.

The new regulations entail:

New Regulation in Marijuana

  • Added constraints on the medical professionals.
  • Putting into effect new taxes on patients’ marijuana.
  • The cutback of individual-use quantities from a two month supply to one week supply
  • Restricting the cultivation of medical marijuana by patients.
  • Proscribing distribution of medical marijuana.
  • Compulsory registration of all eligible patients.

What’s even worse is the fact that you will now have to purchase your usual marijuana medicine from a liquor store. This follows after a decision to put the management of medical cannabis program in the hands of the Liquor Control Board.

The advocacy group is urging the state to reinforce and safeguard your rights as a patient who cannot do without this medicine. Basically, insurance firms do not insure cannabis patients. This saddles the patients with heavy taxation.

The advocates are more inclined to preserving the patients’ rights. They acknowledge that cannabis can treat numerous medical conditions.

This includes:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Back pains
  • Several forms of cancer such as prostate cancer etc.

These advocates are determined to fight for their patients’ rights. They continue to hold conferences aimed at convincing the state officials to drop the harsh restrictions.

About the Author

Amir Ghanouni is the Owner of 4th Street Medical, a leader in providing evaluations for medical marijuana in Santa Ana. An advocate for medical marijuana, Amir believes in making the process as simple and easy for patients as possible through quick and convenient verification. At 4th Street Medical, he stresses convenience, affordability and transparency 100% of the time.

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Comment by Roger Harris on June 19, 2014 at 12:26pm

Really  cannabis can treat lot of diseases like Arthritis, Asthma or some cancers. So this is, I think, a good steps which has been taken in this field. Nice to read about it. Thanks.

Comment by Roger Harris on March 25, 2014 at 9:43am
In previous versions of the regulations, pharmacies were to distribute the product just like other medications, provoking concern from pharmacists, who expressed concerns about dispensing a product without sufficient research. Physicians and pharmacists alike questioned the regulatory changes, saying there is little evidence that medical marijuana is either effective or safe. Pharmacists, physicians and nurse practitioners need evidence-based information to support safe and effective prescribing and dispensing of (medical marijuana)




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