Navigation Links
DC Patients' Cooperative Urges Changes to the Proposed Medical Cannabis 'Marijuana' Regulations
Date:9/20/2010

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The District of Columbia Patients' Cooperative (DCPC), a non-profit, medical cannabis organization registered in the District of Columbia, has submitted comments to the Office of the DC Attorney General addressing numerous issues on proposed regulations announced 45 days ago.  

DCPC's comments may be viewed online at http://www.dcpatients.org/DCPC_comments.pdf along with the comments of cannabis advocacy groups including Americans for Safe Access and the Marijuana Policy Project.  

DCPC's is the only major local organization addressing practical changes needed to implement a sustainable non-profit model.  

Major issues addressed in DCPC's comments include:

  1. DCPC wants the DOH, not ABRA, to regulate medical cannabis.
  2. Best applicants should be selected for licenses and not on a first-come, first-served basis.
  3. Proposed regulations do not distinguish between for profit, non-profit, and individual applicants.
  4. Best practices used in other states are being ignored pertaining to caregivers.
  5. Police potentially have access to patient records at dispensaries.
  6. Numerous free speech issues for physicians and unfair dispensary signage restrictions.
  7. Non-refundable application fees 50 times greater than DC's pharmacy license.
  8. Fees 4 to 6 six times greater than annual licenses of analogous ABRA approved alcohol establishments.
  9. The number of cultivation centers is arbitrarily limited when anticipated demand is not known.
  10. Officials are not required to wear protective clothing during inspection of cultivation centers.
  11. Proposed regulations do not address re-imbursement for medicine provided to low income patients.

The District Council has until October 19, 2010 to approve or disapprove the proposed regulations.  DCPC urges the District Council to thoroughly review the comments submitted by stakeholder organizations and reject portions of the proposed rules that are inconsistent with best practices found in other states with implemented medical cannabis programs.

The District of Columbia Patients' Cooperative intends to construct and operate a dispensary in the Adams Morgan neighborhood and will be seeking a license for both a dispensary and cultivation center in the coming months.  In order to ensure the viability and sustainability of the District's medical cannabis program, it is imperative that significant changes are made to the proposed regulations.


'/>"/>
SOURCE DC Patients Cooperative
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Investigational Compound Once-Daily Lixisenatide Demonstrated Significant Improvement in Glucose Control in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
2. Adding Lantus® to Oral Antidiabetic Drug Therapy Further Reduced Blood Sugar in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
3. Practical Diabetology Highlights Advanced Lipid Testing for Type 2 Diabetes Patients
4. Tacoma, Colorado Springs and Salt Lake City Have the Highest Percentage of HIV Patients in the U.S. Who Are Left Untreated
5. Tahoma, Colorado Springs and Salt Lake City Have the Highest Percentage of HIV Patients in the U.S. Who Are Left Untreated
6. Obesity Expert to Speak to FDA in Support of Treatment Options for Obese Patients
7. Palmetto Health Richland Hospital Becomes First in South Carolina to Noninvasively, Wirelessly Monitor Patients Using State-of-the-Art Masimo Patient SafetyNet™ System
8. AultCare/Cardiocom® White Paper Shows Telehealth Services Reduce ER Visits and Inpatient Stays for Patients
9. Improvement in Prediction of Blood Clots in Cancer Patients
10. Stereotaxis Announces First-Ever, Prospective, Comparative Clinical Trial Outcome for VT Patients
11. Patients Should Expect Long Life from their Joint Replacements!
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... the patients with kidney failure, it replaces the function of ... patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps to keep the ... balance. Increasing number of ESRD patients & ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research ... MEMS Devices Medical Market Analysis 2016 - Forecast to 2022" ... The report contains up to date financial data ... analysis. Assessment of major trends with potential impact on the ... analysis of market segmentation which comprises of sub markets, regional ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... and INDIANAPOLIS , June 23, ... a Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders Scholarship is any indication, ... winners, announced today online at www.diabetesscholars.org by ... 1 diabetes stand in the way of academic and ... the Foundation,s scholarship program since 2012, and continues to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the ... In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, ... just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com reveals ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, ... out at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control ... use it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was going ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA ... the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer ... ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... proud to recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and ... women in the world, and the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Venture Construction Group (VCG) sponsors Luke’s Wings ... 20th at the Woodmont Country Club at 1201 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 20852. ... service members that have been wounded in battle and their families. Venture Construction Group ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):