Today at the Capitol: Adding Conditions for Medical Marijuana Prescriptions

Today at the Capitol lawmakers are tackling two big themes we’ve seen throughout the entire legislative session. 

In the House Finance and Taxation Committee, they’re looking at three bills having to do with state and tribal tax agreements

One has to deal with the way tobacco and alcohol are taxed on the tribes. 

The other deals with sales tax.

There’s another that changes how many tax dollars are sent back to the tribes when it comes to the gross production and oil extraction tax. 

This gives more money back to the tribes. 

Senate Human Services will consider four bills dealing with medical marijuana. 

One adds more conditions to what providers can prescribe medical marijuana for those include the following:

  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Endometriosis
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Neuropathy
  • Opioid use disorder
  • Opioid withdrawal
  • Migraine
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Autism spectrum disorder

This bill has been edited to included endometriosis, opioid use disorder and opioid withdrawal. 

These were not listed in the original bill. 

The other bills have to with how much medical marijuana can be prescribed at a given time. 

Restrictions on edible medical marijuana products and one that states a physicians assistant can prescribe the drug. 

There’s another bill creating a penalty for people who flee law enforcement on foot. 

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