Bill Would Improve on Existing Law: Addresses Privacy and Confidentiality Issues, Protects Patients from Arrest by Issuing Identification Cards
73% of Marylanders Believe Physicians Should be Allowed to Recommend Marijuana for Medical Use
On Tuesday, Maryland elected officials will hold hearings on a new medical marijuana law that would allow terminally and chronically ill patients to use medical marijuana to ease their pain and suffering without the threat of arrest, prosecution or conviction. The bill would also protect caregivers, provide confidentiality, and address the issue of safe access.
The Maryland Compassionate Use Act (House Bill 1040), sponsored by Delegate Nathaniel Oaks, will be heard on Tuesday, March 6, at 1:00 pm at the Lowe House Building, Room 100.