Maryland Governor Signs Bill Allowing Dentists, Nurses and Midwives to Recommend Medical Cannabis

(Photo: THCFinder.com)

(Photo: THCFinder.com)

Legislation (House Bill 104) to greatly expand the type of healthcare professional that can legally recommend medical cannabis to patients has been signed into law by Governor Larry Hogan. The measure was passed by the Senate last month 36 to 10, which followed an 110 to 21 vote in the House of Representatives in February.

Under the new law, midwives, nurses, dentists and foot doctors will be allowed to certify patients to legally use medical cannabis. Under current law, that authority is restricted to physicians. The law was introduced by Delegate Dan K. Morhaim (D-Baltimore City).

House Bill 104 takes effect on October 1st of this year.

About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

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