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Bill could inadvertently increase marijuana use


Bill could inadvertently increase marijuana use

The Associated Press

HELENA — The Montana Board of Medical Examiners says a bill intended to restrict who can get medical marijuana contains wording that will end up having the opposite result and increase eligibility.

Board members tell the Independent Record that House Bill 68 as written creates a "laundry list" of qualifying medical conditions that would increase medical marijuana use.

Dr. Kristin Spanjian of Billings says the bill lists "inflammatory or degenerative arthritis" as a problem that qualifies.

Spanjian said Friday that p...

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