PHOENIX (AP) – Republican lawmakers are trying to amend Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Act to make it more difficult for patients to access medication.
Rep. Kelly Townsend of Mesa introduced House Bill 2061 to remove pregnant women from the list of patients that can qualify for medical marijuana. The measure will most likely need three-fourths of the votes in both houses to amend the voter-backed Medical Marijuana Act.
House Concurrent Resolution 2019 by Rep. Jay Lawrence of Scottsdale removes naturopaths and homeopaths from the list of doctors that can issue medical marijuana referrals leaving only doctors of medicine and osteopathic physicians.
Rep. Lawrence says naturopaths have taken advantage of the current system and as a result people who should not have access to medical marijuana are using it.
Opponents say the measures are counterproductive.
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