Changes proposed to medical marijuana law – WLBZ

April 25th, 2011 by admin Leave a reply »

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Maine’s new medical marijuana law is still being implemented, but already there is a move to change it.

Representative Deb Sanderson (R – Chelsea) says current law is much more restrictive than voters intended it to be. The new medical marijuana law requires patients and caregivers to register with the state and receive an identification card to prove they have a lawful prescription.

Registration costs $100, and Sanderson says not only is it expensive, it infringes on the rights of Mainers to make private decisions with their doctors.

Sanderson would like to make registration optional, and allow a doctors’ prescription to be all a patient needs to prove their marijuana is legal.



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