Prescribing vs. Recommending Medical Marijuana in various states (requirements per state)

Conant v. Walters, 309 F.3d 629, 634 (9th Cir. 2002) (“a doctor who actually
prescribes or dispenses marijuana violates federal law”
).

Alaska:
Alaska Stat. § 17.37.010(c)(1) (2009) (“statement signed by the patient’s
physician”)

California:
Cal Health & Saf Code § 11362.5(b)(1)(A) (2009) (“recommended by a
physician”)

Colorado:
Colo. Const. Art. XVIII, Section 14(1)(j) (2008) (“statement signed by a
patient’s physician”)

Hawaii:
HRS § 329-121 (2009) (“statement signed by a qualifying patient’s
physician”)

Maine:
22 M.R.S. § 2383-B(5)(A) (2009) (“written documentation from a physician”)

Michigan:
MICHIGAN MEDICAL MARIHUANA ACT Section 333.26423(l) (“document signed by a
physician”)

Montana:
Mont. Code Anno., § 50-46-102(10) (2007) (“statement signed by a physician”)

Nevada:
Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 453A.170(1) (2009) (“statement signed by the
attending physician”)

New Mexico:
N.M. Stat. Ann. § 26-2B-3(H) (2009) (“statement signed by a patient’s
practitioner”)

Oregon:
ORS § 475.302(12) (2007) (“statement signed by the attending physician”)

Rhode Island:
R.I. Gen. Laws § 21-28.6-3(10) (2009) (“statement signed by a practitioner”)

Vermont:
18 V.S.A. § 4473(b)(1) (2009) (“a medical verification form”)

Washington:
Rev. Code Wash. (ARCW) § 69.51A.010(5)(a) (2009) (“statement signed by a
qualifying patient’s physician”)

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