Weekly Medical Marijuana Update
Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 04/15/2011 in Medical Marijuana Laws
On the cusp of 4/20, this week saw a bit of action in the realm of medical marijuana laws. So we thought we’d share a little round up with what’s happening with cannabis in states across the country.
Vermont – Dispensaries Soon to be A Reality
The Vermont senate passed a bill on Thursday that would allow up to four medical marijuana dispensaries to be established in Vermont. The vote came in at 25-4 to give the bill preliminary approval. The bill still has a ways to go, but this is a great step towards eliminating the grey area of medical marijuana laws, which typically don’t offer legal and convenient sources for patients to access their medicine. Hopefully the bill will pass and that will be a thing of the past for Vermont patients.
Arizona – Medical Marijuana Program is LIVE!
As we mentioned the other day, Arizona patients can now apply for medical marijuana. The Arizona Department of Health Services has officially launched its online application system for medical marijuana patients. Arizona residents can access the application at http://www.azdhs.gov/prop203.
Montana – Medical Marijuana Laws Stand!
On Wednesday, Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer vetoed the bill that would have repealed Montana’s medical marijuana law. He called the law “draconian” and believes it is contrary to the will of the state voters who approved it in 2004. This is great news for the medical marijuana patients of Montana, knowing they can continue using this valuable medicine.
We are thrilled to read about these developments, and will keep you posted on any changes in the movement towards mmj laws in each of these states.