Medicine/Healing

DC Lawmaker wants to let people get medical marijuana without doctor approval

Under the Medical Marijuana Improvement Amendment Act of 2017, patients would be allowed to self-certify as qualifying for medical cannabis …The bill would also allow medical cannabis dispensaries to open areas where patients could consume marijuana together socially … Separately, he wrote to District health officials asking that they examine allowing safe injection facilities where consumers could take illegal drugs under medical supervision.

That means they would no longer need to go through the time-consuming and sometimes costly process of meeting with a physician, filling out paperwork and waiting for the District of Columbia government to issue a medical cannabis identification card. Instead, they could simply visit dispensaries and present a signed affidavit affirming that they use cannabis “explicitly for medical purposes,” are over 21 years of age and are aware of local and federal marijuana laws.

Original Article (Forbes):
DC Lawmaker wants to let people get medical marijuana without doctor approval
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