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Overview of MPP’s model state medical marijuana bill


An explanation of MPP’s model state medical marijuana bill   The relationship of the model bill and state law to federal law Although the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 6, 2005 (Gonzales v. Raich) that the federal government can prosecute patients in states that removed their criminal penalties for the medical use of marijuana, the … Continue reading Overview of MPP’s model state medical marijuana bill

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Summary of MPP’s model medical cannabis bill


How Patients Qualify   Patients must have both a qualifying condition and a medical practitioner’s certification stating that they are likely to benefit from medical cannabis (marijuana) to receive protections under the model bill. Patients may submit their documentation to the health department and receive an ID card. If law enforcement encounters the person with … Continue reading Summary of MPP’s model medical cannabis bill

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