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Board bans video exams for medical marijuana


HELENA (AP) — The Montana Board of Medical Examiners says Internet-based video examinations for people seeking approval to use medical marijuana don't meet the board's standards.

The board on Friday said medical doctors must conduct hands-on physical examinations before signing off on someone receiving medical marijuana.

"Initiating a new treatment for a chronic condition requires a physical examination, period," Dr. Dean Center, a board member based in Bozeman, told the Independent Record.

Medical marijuana providers in the state have been connecting doctors with those seeking medical...

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