Substitute Senate Bill 5798, Medical Marijuana, passed the legislature in the 2010 session. This bill makes the following changes to Chapter 69.51A RCW:
Adds advanced registered nurse practitioners, naturopathic physicians, medical physician assistants, and osteopathic physician assistants to the list of health care providers who can recommend medical marijuana.
Requires recommendations for medical marijuana written on or after June 10, 2010 to be written on tamper-resistant paper. Patients are no longer allowed to use a copy of their medical records in lieu of a written recommendation.
Also keep in mind the Public Hearing:
The Medical Quality Assurance Commission has received petitions to add Alzheimer’s, chronic renal failure and neuropathic pain to the medical conditions for which medical marijuana would be beneficial and that are permitted under state law RCW 69.51A.010(4).
I would think that with the amount of money spent on these studies and reports that there would be a stream-lined process ( not just a bureaucratic nightmare of hearings and meetings and meetings and hearings) for 'approving' health issues that have a 100 year history of benefiting form Medicinal Cannabis.
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