(photo By Drew Angerer/getty Images) Drew Angerer Previous Next Cleveland – New Draft Medical Marijuana Dispensary Rules Published Thursday By The Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee Would Make Patient Access Easier.

New York state lawmakers voted to legalize marijuana for medical use in 2014 and the law took effect in January 2016. Currently, five organizations are allowed to grow and sell the drug for medical use in the state. New York’s new law only allows people with ‘severe debilitating or life threatening conditions’ to obtain marijuana for medical use. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Drew Angerer Previous Next CLEVELAND – New draft medical marijuana dispensary rules published Thursday by the Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee would make patient access easier. Updates to the rules include an increase in dispensary provisional licenses to 60. The limit was previously set at 40. The board also decreased the biennial fee for Marijuana Stocks a dispensary certificate of operation from $80,000 every two years to $70,000 every two years. The pre-approval requirements on advertising were removed. Now the process is similar to FDA regulations for traditional pharmaceuticals. The clinical director position requirement was also removed from the rules. The board also expanded the hours during which a dispensary is permitted to operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., to 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Coupons and discounts are prohibited for everyone except impoverished and veteran patients. Home delivery of medical marijuana is still prohibited, according to the draft rules. Copyright 2017 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved.

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