Friday, May 28, 2010


Please inform yourself concerning Medicinal Cannabis in The State of Washington. True, most laws can be a Pain In The Article, however, even a quick reading can be more informative than listening to DUB, Drunk Uncle Bob, and how it used to be back in the good ol' days.

Medicinal Cannabis is again changing as we speak.

From the The State of Washington Department of Health website...

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.

    Have a great weekend. Read something good!

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