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As a practitioner, am I protected?

The legislature has amended Minnesota’s medical cannabis statute to address patients’ use of medical cannabis in health care facilities, such as hospitals. Under the amendment, protections and immunities are extended to employees of health care facilities to possess medical cannabis while carrying out their employment duties, including providing care to or distributing medical cannabis to a patient who is registered in the Minnesota Medical Cannabis Patient Registry and is actively receiving treatment or care at the facility.

According to the amendment, health care facilities may reasonably restrict the use of medical cannabis by patients. Additionally, the amendment also allows the restrictions that the facility not store or maintain a patient’s supply of medical cannabis and that limit the use of medical cannabis to a specific location.

Source: Minnesota Department of Health Practitioner Guide

 

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