Yesterday, January 1st kicked off a new wave of applicants in the state of Maine as made changes to their already existing medical marijuana laws. Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services estimates about 1,200 new patients by spring; a change since Maine law used to just call for a doctor’s authorization. While none of the eight Maine dispensaries are operational yet, John Thiele, Maine’s medical marijuana manager says to the Maine Herald
We have two dispensaries that are actually cultivating
Under the new law, treatment will now be offered to those who suffer from glaucoma, cancer, AIDS, Crohn’s disease, and other various intractable pains. Also enacted as of yesterday was the option for patients to either grow their own medicine or have a designated caregiver produce the medicine for them; with 2.5 ounces as the legal limit.
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