Patient group hopes to eliminate requirement that medical marijuana dispensaries grow their own plants | masslive.com

By Shira Schoenberg | [email protected]

An advocacy group for medical marijuana patients is pushing the state to eliminate its requirement that medical marijuana dispensaries grow their own marijuana.Michael Latulippe, of the Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance, said he thinks the medical program should be brought in line with requirements for the state’s newly legal recreational market, under which retailers do not have to grow the plants themselves.“We think that in order to keep the program strong and growing, it’s going to need to be in lockstep with the adult use program,” Latulippe said. “So essentially, if there’s a huge differentiation between the two, it could lead to problems down the road in terms of businesses.”

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