Medical Marijuana Rules For Maryland Doctors Raise Concerns

Oregon on Monday issued a list of more than 250 pesticides cannabis growers may be able to use on their crops.

The list represents the first clear guidance from Oregon agriculture officials on what chemicals the state's marijuana industry may use to defeat mites, mold, mildew and other common pests and problems. Top state agriculture officials made clear that the list is a "starting spot" for marijuana growers, who still have to follow pesticide labels.

Lauren Henderson, assistant director of the agency, said regulators combed through more than 12,000 pesticides registered with the state to see which had labels broad enough to include cannabis. Ultimately, the agency came up with about 250 products. The list will be reviewed quarterly, said Henderson.

MARYLAND:  Proposed rules for Maryland‘s nascent medical marijuana system are drawing objections from a leading advocate, who says the regulations could discourage doctors from participating.

Del. Dan K. Morhaim, one of the chief sponsors of the legislation, criticized the draft regulations for requiring training and continued education in the medical use of marijuana for physicians who want to help their patients access the drug.

“Please don’t create any barriers for physicians,” Morhaim, a Baltimore County Democrat and the General Assembly’s only physician, told the state’s Medical Marijuana Commission at a hearing this week.

Morhaim warned that requiring continuing medical education could deter doctors because, he said, courses on marijuana are not readily available. He also questioned the need for doctors to take periodic courses on marijuana when they don’t have to do so for more dangerous drugs they prescribe.

 

 

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