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Should state do away with doctors’ notes for marijuana?

Should state do away with doctors’ notes for marijuana?

BY JORDAN SCHRADER
Staff writerNovember 24, 2014

 

It’s pretty easy to get a medical authorization for marijuana, and some proposals in the Legislature next year will try to make it harder.

But here’s one that goes in a different direction: Just get rid of all authorizations for most patients.

Lawmakers have been trying to figure out what to do about the proliferation of unregulated medical shops that compete with the highly taxed state-licensed retail stores. Medical-marijuana users have fought against any deal that forces them to register with the state as part of getting legal protection or tax breaks.

So Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, D-Seattle, wants to avoid a registry by making it legal for anyone 21 and older to have 8 ounces of pot at home or grow up to six plants.

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