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Limits ended for doctors prescribing medical marijuana

susan 2011-05-13 0 comments
The Associated Press | May 12, 2011
HONOLULU (AP) – The American Civil Liberties Union says Hawaii ‘s government has answered its demand to change ”heavy-handed” medical marijuana policies.

The ACLU of Hawaii announced Tuesday that the Department of Public Safety will no longer prohibit physicians who prescribe marijuana from performing house calls.

The group also said the state is ending its practice of requiring physicians to register locations where they see patients and discuss marijuana.

ACLU senior staff attorney Daniel Gluck said in a statement that marijuana should be treated the same as other prescription drugs.

He said physicians who recommend medical marijuana may do so at any location, even if it isn’t registered with the Department of Public Safety.