Changes afoot for two New England medical marijuana programs
Hoping to increase patient access, health officials in Massachusetts have proposed allowing nurse practitioners to recommend medical marijuana to patients. And in neighboring New Hampshire, lawmakers are expected to take up a bill that would liberalize home growing rules for medical cannabis patients and potentially offer some competition to the state’s four dispensaries.
Massachusetts health officials scheduled public hearings on the matter Tuesday and Thursday, the Associated Press reported. Greater patient access could boost MMJ sales for the state’s dispensaries.
Though Massachusetts had 33,079 active medical marijuana patients through Nov. 30, only 173 physicians were certified to
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