Mass. to test medical marijuana for contaminants
Posted at: 04/11/2013 11:14 AM
BOSTON (AP) - Rules proposed for the new medical marijuana industry in Massachusetts would require dispensary owners to test their marijuana for contaminants.
That was one of the requirements discussed Wednesday as the state Department of Public Health briefed members of the Public Health Council on draft regulations for medical marijuana.
State voters approved the legalization of medical marijuana in November.
Public Health officials plan to hold a series of public hearings on the draft regulations April 19. The council is expected to vote on the regulations May 8.
The DPH said the proposed regulations are based on feedback from hundreds of patients and others, as well as lessons taken from medical marijuana programs in other states around the country.
Massachusetts became the 18th state to legalize marijuana for serious medical conditions, including cancer, Parkinson's disease and HIV.
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