New Medical Marijuana Registration Rules Take Effect Feb. 1

marijuanaEffective February 1, 2015, patient certifications from physicians for the medical use of marijuana must be submitted electronically. Paper certifications are no longer sufficient to comply with state law or regulations.

Patients must now obtain their certifications electronically and be registered with the Medical Use of Marijuana Program to possess marijuana for medical use. Paper certifications will no longer be valid. Patients who previously had a paper certification must get a new electronic certification from their physician.

Physicians who wish to certify patients for medical marijuana must now do so electronically. Paper certifications will no longer be valid. Before certifying patients electronically, physicians must register with the state, after earning at least 2 CME credits relating to medical marijuana.

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