Legislators in New Jersey have passed a law that allows care providers to prescribe medical marijuana using telehealth. The legislation, S619, which was approved last week by the Assembly allows healthcare providers to prescribe medical cannabis through linked health channels to specific patients who have a hard time acquiring in-person care. This includes persons who are housebound, in hospice care, the terminally ill, children who are residents of long-term care facilities. Also, other patients will require an in-person consultation before advancing to a telemedicine channel. State Assembly members who sponsored the bill, Joann Downey and Pamela Lampitt, stated in a press release after the vote that many medical cannabis patients suffered from various conditions that limited their mobility. They added that these patients were among the most vulnerable patients who had their medical cannabis access restricted by the in-person renewal of their prescriptions during the pandemic.
CannabisNewsWire, 10/05/2020 16:20:03