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Thu, August 23, 5: In this May 24,file photo, a marijuana plant is shown in Springfield, Ore.
Medical associations campaigned against the measure and the State Board of Health, composed mostly of doctors and hospital executives, initially adopted rules that many felt undercut the will of voters who passed the state question. Those rules were rescinded later after the attorney general recommended changes.
Two more doctors on Wednesday echoed similar concerns during a meeting of the legislative working group on medical marijuana policy. Lawmakers are seeking guidance on how to regulate the new industry.
He claimed that federal law, which still considers marijuana illegal, prevents doctors from having a discussion with their patients about the drug.
Instead, he said, physicians can only decide whether to recommend cannabis. During the public comment portion of the meeting, Lawrence Pasternack cited a federal court of appeals ruling that protected those discussions as a First Amendment right.
The case, Contant v. Walters, set a precedent that doctors are able to both discuss medical marijuana and recommend it to patients. Pasternack is a philosophy professor at the Oklahoma State University.
Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City. When his bill became law, Echols said, cannabidiol was under the same federal classification as marijuana is now.
Registered nurse Leslie Collum spoke during the public comment portion of the meeting, urging lawmakers to extend privileges beyond just doctors because there are parts of the state that have limited access to medical care. The medical marijuana working group meets weekly at the Oklahoma Capitol.
Dale Denwalt Dale Denwalt has closely followed state policy and politics since his first internship as an Oklahoma Capitol reporter in He graduated from Northeastern State University in his hometownPatient advocates expressed dismay and data security experts said they were surprised at the state’s handling of sensitive patient information in the Medical Marijuana Program.
A lineup of medical-marijuana activists and business owners said today the state’s proposed new rules for the cannabis industry threaten patient privacy. Requirements that transactions at.
This concerns medical experts because marijuana use during pregnancy is linked to lower birth weight 10 and increased risk of both brain and behavioral problems in babies.
If a pregnant woman uses marijuana, the drug may affect certain developing parts of the fetus's brain. Eugene Ocapalla, a lawyer who teaches drug policy at the University of Ottawa, said users, sellers and those in between have to be more aware of privacy concerns related to pot.
Buying marijuana for medical purposes, he said, carries a potential double whammy.
Medical marijuana company Aurora plans , square-foot Alberta greenhouse Nova Scotia’s information site back up after privacy concerns shut it down Shoppers Drug Mart gets medical pot. When it comes to privacy, marijuana is different, both as a product and as a medical treatment.
While patient information of any kind must be safeguarded, there is .