NY EO Aims to Make Medical Marijuana Legal for Hospital Distribution
“Unfortunately, federal law is a high hurdle for proponents to jump over. Marijuana remains illegal under federal regulations, although individual states are not prohibited to establish their own laws on it. Hospitals, being federally-licensed medical facilities, may face shutdown or funding cuts if they distribute medical marijuana without proper approval. Even if hospitals don’t get shut down by the federal government, they’ll need to find funding to make this drug safe for medical use.
In light of this fact, medical marijuana dispensary systems, like the ones Medicine Dispensing Systems work with, may serve as a better alternative to hospital distribution, for two reasons. First, it dispenses medical marijuana products made from freshly cultivated marijuana. Second, the dispensary units are operated by separate facilities staffed with personnel who are strictly instructed to follow protocol before releasing the products.”