Maine gov to sign medical marijuana law update

June 24th, 2011 by admin Leave a reply »

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage plans to sign into law a bill that’s aimed at protecting the privacy of medical marijuana patients.

The governor plans to sign Rep. Deb Sanderson’s bill in his office Friday morning. The Chelsea Republican’s bill changes Maine’s medical marijuana law to ensure access and clarify and enhance law enforcement protections for patients, caregivers, doctors and dispensary employees.

It eliminates mandatory state registration and mandatory disclosure of a patient’s specific medical condition to the state Health and Human Services Department, and creates more workable processes for adding approved conditions. It also prohibits arrest for qualifying patients, caregivers and dispensary employees acting under the law.

LePage’s action is being praised by the Maine Civil Liberties Union.

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