New England News
6:05 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

One Day Of Public Hearings On Medical Marijuana Regulations

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is holding three simultaneous public hearings Friday on proposed medical marijuana regulations.

A hearing on medical marijuana in February drew a large crowd to Holyoke.
A hearing on medical marijuana in February drew a large crowd to Holyoke.
Credit WAMC

   The draft regulations do not specify what diseases or conditions may be treated with marijuana. Dr. Karen Munkaci, a physician and breast  cancer survivor said a physician is best able to determine if a patient might be helped by marijuana

   The regulations allow up to a ten ounce supply of marijuana for a 60 day period.  Medical marijuana dispensaries must grow their own supply, test it for impurities and have strict inventory controls. The public hearings are scheduled to begin at 10AM in Boston, in Plymouth and at the Look Park Garden House in Northampton.