Tue October 16, 2012
Compassion center regulations closer to final
News from the RI Dept. of Health from spokeswoman Dara Chadwick about medical marijuana. They’re close to finalizing the regulations for compassion centers. She writes that “…one more review meeting will be held to finalize. After that, the regulations will be filed with the Secretary of State’s office.”
The three approved applicants must then submit their “Registration to Operate a Medical Marijuana Compassion Center.”
Meanwhile, a lawsuit has just been filed accusing the Dept. of reversing course, without warning, on who can prescribe medical marijuana.
So where does this leave patients who believe or whose health care providers believe they would benefit from medical marijuana? They can still enroll in the program and receive MM from a provider or designated grower. Compassion centers would increase their access.