ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland Senate panel is planning to vote on a measure to get the state's medical marijuana law working.
Sen. Brian Frosh, D-Montgomery, said he expected a vote Tuesday afternoon in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.
The measure already has passed the House of Delegates.
The bill makes significant changes to a state law enacted last year. It would allow certified doctors to recommend that their patients receive marijuana for medicinal purposes. The current legal framework in the state requires academic medical centers to run the program, but no center has stepped forward to get medical marijuana up and running. As a result, medical marijuana has stalled in the state.
Doctors would need to be on staff at a hospital or hospice program and register with a state commission.