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Public To Speak Out About Medicinal Marijuana

Herb Fellow

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SANTA FE, N.M. - The State Health Department is holding a public hearing at 9 a.m. Monday to help decide the rules for distributing medical marijuana.

State lawmakers made the drug legal last year for people with certain medical conditions. More than 70 people have already signed up for the program.

However, the state is still trying to figure out how to hand out the drugs and where to allow patients to store them. New rules may force patients, caregivers and private companies to get licenses if they plan to distribute it.

Those people could face legal trouble. Last year, the State Attorney General's office ruled that federal prosecutors could still go after them for selling or possessing the pot, even if it is being used for medicinal purposes.

The meeting will be held at the Harold Runnels Building, 1190 Saint Francis Drive in Santa Fe.

Source: KOAT 7, Albuquerque, NM
Copyright: 2008 KOAT.com
Contact: Staff
Website: Public To Speak Out About Medicinal Marijuana - Albuquerque News Story - KOAT Albuquerque
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