Dr. Janis Enzenbacher of Piermont Gynecology is now certified to refer patients for medical marijuana
Medical Marijuana Facts for New York State Patients:
- Patients must be RECOMMENDED by a CERTIFIED healthcare practitioner – Dr. Janis Enzenbacher is certified.
- Must have a “serious condition” for which marijuana is likely to have a therapeutic or palliative benefit.
- According to the bill, a “serious condition means a severe debilitating or life-threatening condition, including but not limited to: cancer, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immune deficiency syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, cachexia, wasting syndrome, Crohn’s disease, neuropathy, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and diabetes, or a condition associated with or complication of such a condition or its treatment (including but not limited to: inability to tolerate food, nausea, vomiting, dysphoria or pain) subject to limitation in regulation of the commissioner.
Patient Registration Cards:
- Cards are issued by the NYS Department of Health or DOH for a reasonable fee, determined by the department.
- Cards include the patient’s name, photo, date of certification and its expiration, physician contact information, and registry number of the designated care giver, if any.
- Lawful Medical Uses:
- Certified patients may lawfully possess, acquire and use up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana, but not in public view.
- Medical marijuana cannot be used in any place where tobacco use is currently prohibited, except in a few special circumstances (e.g., in a specially designated area of a hospice).
PROTECTIONS: This is big!
- Healthcare practitioners are protected from criminal, civil and disciplinary actions for acting under the bill.
- Registered patients and registered organizations are protected from arrest, prosecution or penalty for possessing, manufacturing or using medical marijuana.
- Registered patients are protected from discrimination by landlords, schools, employers or healthcare providers.
- Registered patients cannot be denied custody or visitation rights based on using medical marijuana absent substantiated evidence of behavior that creates an unreasonable danger to their children.
- Registered organizations must determine and make available information about the quality, safety and strength of any medical marijuana they sell.
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