Alabama Medical Examiner Warns Against Medical Cannabis ‘Pre-Approval’ Companies


2021-07-20 17:01:20 Ganjapreneur


The Alabama Board of Medical Examiners is warning residents about businesses claiming they can help get people pre-registered for a state-approved medical cannabis card by having a physician complete a patient evaluation; however, the board has not yet authorized any doctors in the state to do so. William Perkins, the executive director of the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners, said that there is “no service” for patient pre-registration as the companies claim. No physician has yet been authorized to evaluate patients for medical cannabis in Alabama, and no one in Alabama can be pre-registered for a medical cannabis card. Alabamians should be warned against engaging with any business that claims otherwise.”—Perkins, in a July 1 statement Alabama lawmakers approved—and Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signed—the medical cannabis reforms in May but the program is a long way from accepting patients. A provision of the law also requires physicians to specify daily dosages and product type; however, federal law prohibits doctors from prescribing medical cannabis—but not recommending—and the requirement could reduce doctor participation if not addressed. Under the law, doctors who wish to certify patients for the program will have to complete a four-hour continuing education course on medical cannabis and pass an exam demonstrating their expertise before final approval by the Board of Medical Examiners. The law requires that the board develop the criteria for physician certifications to use medical cannabis by December 1. Get daily news insights in your inbox. Subscribe End Authored By: TG joined Ganjapreneur in 2014 as a news writer and began hosting the Ganjapreneur podcast in 2016. He is based in upstate New York, where he also teaches media studies at a local university.
阿拉巴马州法医委员会警告居民,企业声称他们可以通过让医生完成患者评估来帮助人们预先注册州批准的医用大麻卡;然而,董事会尚未授权该州任何医生这样做。 阿拉巴马州医学检查委员会的执行主任威廉·珀金斯说,正如这些公司声称的那样,病人预登记“没有服务”。 阿拉巴马州还没有医生被授权评估病人的医用大麻,阿拉巴马州也没有人可以预先注册医用大麻卡。阿拉巴马人应该被警告不要参与任何声称不是这样的企业。“--帕金斯,在7月1日的一份声明中 阿拉巴马州立法者在5月份批准了医用大麻改革,共和党州长凯·艾维(Kay Ivey)签署了这项改革,但该计划离接受病人还有很长的路要走。法律的一项规定还要求医生具体说明每日剂量和产品类型;然而,联邦法律禁止医生开医用大麻处方--但不建议--如果不解决,这一要求可能会减少医生的参与。 根据该法律,希望为该项目的患者认证的医生必须完成四小时的医用大麻继续教育课程,并在法医委员会最终批准之前通过证明他们专业知识的考试。该法律要求委员会在12月1日前制定使用医用大麻的医生认证标准。 在收件箱中获取每日新闻见解。订阅 结束 作者: TG于2014年加入Ganjapreneur担任新闻作家,并于2016年开始主持Ganjapreneur播客。他住在纽约州北部,在当地的一所大学教授媒体研究。