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NJ MMP COVID-related UPDATES

https://www.nj.com/marijuana/2021/04/murphy-rejects-bill-to-let-docs-ok-medical-weed-in-telehealth-visits-saying-it-should-cover-more.html

Gov. Phil Murphy has conditionally vetoed a bill that would allow patients to receive authorization for medical marijuana in telehealth visits, asking lawmakers to instead pass a measure that further expands telemedicine access. Murphy sent the bill (S619) back to the Legislature with recommended changes Monday, saying he found it too restrictive for patients. As is, the bill would allow some of the most vulnerable patients, including those on hospice, in long-term care or with developmental disabilities, to get authorization for medical marijuana via a virtual doctor’s appointment in the nine months following the law’s signing. Other patients could get an initial telehealth authorization, but would then need to see a doctor in person once per year to keep it active.

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