About 30 request applications for use of medical marijuana

November 11, 2004

Associated Press, WCAX-TV

MONTPELIER, Vt. About 30 Vermonters have shown interest in using marijuana for medical conditions since the state starting taking applications late last month.

The Department of Public Safety expects to start processing applications for the medical marijuana registry the in the coming weeks.

Last spring, the Legislature passed a medical marijuana bill that Governor Jim Douglas later allowed to become law without his signature.

The law exempts people with debilitating medical conditions such as cancer or AIDS from prosecution or arrest for using a small amount of marijuana.

The individuals must apply to the Department of Public Safety for a marijuana registration card.

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