PHYSICIAN RECOMMENDATIONS (SB 643): There are several new provisions clarifying the duties of medical cannabis physicians; however, they don't substantially affect or impair patients' current access to medical recommendations.
• The Med Board's enforcement priorities are amended to include "Repeated acts of clearly excessive recommending of cannabis for medical purposes,or repeated acts of recommending without a good faith prior exam." (SB 643, ). This is identical to existing language regarding controlled substances, which has generally been assumed to apply to MMJ heretofore.
• It is unlawful for physicians who recommend to accept, solicit, or offer remuneration to or from a licensed facility in which they or a family member have a financial interest.
• The Med Board shall consult with the California Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research in developing medical guidelines for MJ recs.
• The recommending person shall be the patient's "attending physician" as defined in HSC (a). Contrary to popular misconception, this in nothing new and in no way limits patients to their primary care physician. It merely restates current language in SB 420.
• Physician ads must include a warning notice that MMJ is still a federal Schedule One substance.
By 31 March of each year, importers or manufacturers shall submit to the EPD a report with the sales amount and specific information of the regulated products imported or manufactured in Hong Kong after the relevant effective dates of the prescribed VOC content limits for the previous calendar year (1 January to 31 December), starting in the year following the respective prescribed limits in the VOC Regulation become effective. For the purpose of submission, please use the Sales and Use Reporting Form (revised on 11 May 2017) at this link or this link . Guidance notes (revised on 11 May 2017) for completing and submitting the Form can be found at this link .
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