PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union says it's filing a lawsuit against the state Dept. of Health over a recent change to the state's medical marijuana program.
The group says it plans to file a lawsuit on Tuesday.
Since the summer, the state has required patients who want to participate in the program to have an application signed by a physician. Previously the state accepted applications signed by nurse practitioners and physician's assistants.
Medical marijuana advocate JoAnne Leppanen says the change makes it harder for seriously ill people to get the medicine they need.