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.