Under a new “initial access certification” program that begins July 1, the Cannabis Control Commission will let new medical marijuana patients buy an initial 14-day supply of marijuana before their registration card comes in the mail.
“We got a lot of feedback from patients and from advocacy groups that they wanted to be able to access medical marijuana immediately upon receiving certification, that the process of receiving the actual physical card took awhile,” said Cannabis Control Commission Chairman Steven Hoffman.
The Boston Business Journal reported in April that some medical marijuana patients said they had to wait weeks to get their patient cards in the mail. The card is required to buy from a medical marijuana dispensary.
Latest from Cannabis Business Times
- California’s Water Crisis: Why Action Is Needed Now
- Colorado, Oregon Face Steepest Cannabis Market Corrections
- UPDATE: Florida to Issue Additional Medical Cannabis Licenses, Increase Application Fees
- Maryland Lawmakers Propose Adult-Use Cannabis Regulations
- WATCH: How to Defoliate a Canopy
- Hemp Building Institute Opens to Help Progress Industry Forward
- Breeder's Insights: Après
- Missouri’s Adult-Use Cannabis Program Launches