GOVERNOR POLIS APPROVES TELEMEDICINE / REMOTE MEANS FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA EVALUATIONS
THANK YOU to EAN SEEB at Governor Polis’s office for your help protecting medical marijuana health professionals, patients, and care providers! ______________________________________________________
“B. I temporarily suspend C.R.S. § 25-1.5-106(2)(a.5)(I), which requires an appropriate personal physical examination for the issuance of medical marijuana cards, for a period of thirty (30) days until April 18, 2020, to prevent exposure of COVID-19 among medical professionals and medical marijuana patients.”
Full Executive Order is below:
New CDPHE Rules on time-limited recommendations, the new “anything for which you would otherwise prescribe an opiate” condition, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians Assistants, Dentists, etc are Here: 5 CCR 1006-2 Emergency Rulemaking Packet 07012019
Biggest take-away: Non-physicians can only write for “Disabling” conditions, NOT “Debilitating” conditions. That limits them to only 3 qualifying conditions: Autism Spectrum Disorder, PTSD, and Acute Pain for which they would otherwise prescribe an opiate. No glaucoma, cancer, HIV/AIDS, seizures, muscle spasms, or cachexia.
We are considering holding a 4 hour class on How to Write a Colorado Medical Marijuana Recommendation for new cannabis practitioners. Topics to include: ECS Basics, Routes of Administration, State of Colorado Rules & Regulations, and Patient Care and Counsel including filling out State forms online.
Let me know if you are interested at Email: email@example.com