If you didn’t already hear the news, The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) is now requiring patients to obtain a patient ID card through the State in order to be served at Maryland dispensaries. Oh, and by the way, you must pay the State $50.00 for the card. Here are some highlights of the new law. Beginning January 1,2019: All new patients must purchase MMCC ID cards at registration. This means that any new patient
A hot topic in our clinic is how gun ownership is impacted by being a legal cannabis patent. Emotions run deep with this topic as patients are forced to choose between their 2nd amendment rights and the use of medical cannabis. If you aren’t aware, when you apply to purchase a gun in Maryland you are asked if you use cannabis. If you answer yes, you will not be approved to buy a firearm. Forget the
I get asked all the time about how being a medical cannabis patient will affect a patient’s employment if they are asked to take a drug test. I am also asked by employers for advice on how to handle employees that are legal cannabis patients that fail drug tests for cannabis. Talk about a gray area.It seems employees and employers alike are confused about the laws concerning medical cannabis. The Maryland government has not done
Time to answer some more of your questions. You can submit your questions directly to us at email@example.com. We will answer your question whether it is included in the blog or not, so go ahead and send us your questions. Why does the MMCC system go down so much?– Sylvia- Baltimore Answer:Thanks for the question Sylvia! Nothing is more frustrating than not being able to obtain your medicine due to the MMCC’s system being down.
This week I had several patients who are long time chronic pain suffers come to me with the same problem. They were all being forced to choose between cannabis or opiates for their continued treatment and pain management. Let me explain. These patients are all enrolled in pain management programs that give them an allotment of medicine to treat their pain among other provided services.The problem is they are all enrolled in federal programs and