Deep in the legislation that lawmakers say will fix the perceived mistakes in the medical marijuana law is a nugget of hope for patients who do not qualify for the program yet.
The leader of the Cannabis Regulatory Commission--the new entity that would be created by the bill to control the medicinal program and the hypothetical legal market--would decide which conditions qualify for cannabis.
That power now rests with the state Health Commissioner, advised by a panel of medical experts. Until March, only one condition, post traumatic stress disorder, had been added to the narrow list included in the 2010 law.
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