Maryland To Become 19th State Legalizing Medical Marijuana
May 30th, 2013
Categories : Blog
Yet another victory for medical marijuana movement – Maryland joins 18 other US states to allow cannabis use for medical purposes.
Though it is not yet decided when the medical marijuana programme will actually begin its operation, one thing is sure – Maryland became the 19th state that gave a go ahead for doctors and patients willing to undergo a cannabis treatment.
Apart from the actual use of marijuana and other cannabis based medication, the bill provided legal framework for scientific research of medical properties of weed. Patients are welcome to apply for the yet to be formed programme of marijuana dispensaries. The conditions allowing sufferers to take part in the pilot project are listed in the bill, which also included a projected duration and dosage guidelines. Other details to be determined, include the distribution network – how patients will get their hands on their medicine, how the system will be funded and how security and quality will be ensured.
The news was broke by Raquel Guillory, the spokesman for the state governor, Martin O'Malley. Known as the House Bill 1101, the law was finally voted in by the Maryland General Assembly after a long struggle of the medical marijuana lobby.