Cannabis Regulatory Update: Colorado, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Delaware, South Dakota

Governor Signs New Law With Stricter Rules For Doctors Recommending Medical Cannabis 

Gov. Jared Polis has apparently decided to complicate things a bit for who recommend medical cannabis to their patients. On Thursday, the governor signed HB 1317 into law, which imposes stricter rules and limitations regarding medical cannabis treatments.

One new requirement demands physicians provide specific cannabis dosing regimens for their patients, which, according to some experts, may put doctors in discord with law, writes NORML. No other states with medical cannabis programs have these requirements.

The new law also requires physicians to assess the “mental health history” of their patients. New patients, aged 18-20 seeking a first-time MMJ recommendation, must obtain a diagnosis from two physicians, each from a different medical practice.

HB 1317 also limits the amount of medical cannabis concentrates a patient can legally buy in one day. The limit is 8 grams for those 21 and older.

  • Rhode Island Cannabis Workers Strike After Union Organizer Was Unjustly Fired 

United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 328, which represents 11,000 Rhode Island and Massachusetts workers, called a one-day strike on June 26 in support of unionized cannabis workers at the Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center

Workers were protesting the “illegal retaliatory firing" by CEO Seth Bock of an employee. The fired individual, a member of the workers' committee, was discussing the first union contract for employees, reported Cannabis Culture

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