Samoa

Samoa

Patient Rights and Civil Protection N/A/100   
Arrest Protection N/A/40
Affirmative Defense N/A/15
Parental Rights Protections N/A/10
DUI Protections N/A/5
Employment Protections N/A/5
Explicit Privacy Standards N/A/7
Housing Protections N/A/5
Does Not Create New Criminal Penalties for Patients N/A/5
Organ Transplants N/A/5
Reciprocity N/A/3
Access to Medicine N/A/100   
Allows Distribution Programs N/A/40
– Allows Access to Dried Flowers N/A/15
– Allows Delivery N/A/5
– No Sales Tax or Reasonable Sales Tax N/A/5
– Allows for a Reasonable Number of Dispensaries N/A/5
– Does Not Require Vertical Integration N/A/2
– Ownership/Employment Restrictions N/A/2
– Provisions for Labor Standards N/A/2
– Environmental Impact Regulations N/A/2
– Choice of Dispensary Without Restrictions N/A/2
Noncommercial Cultivation N/A/20
– Personal Cultivation N/A/15
– Collective Gardening N/A/5
Explicit Right to Edibles/Concentrates/Other Forms N/A/10
Does not Impose Bans or Limits on THC N/A/10
Does not Impose Bans on CBD N/A/10
Local Bans/Zoning N/A/10
Comprehensive Qualifying Conditions N/A/50
Adding New Conditions N/A/10
– Law/Regulations Allow for New Conditions N/A/5
– System Works for Adding New Conditions N/A/5
Reasonable Access for Minors N/A/10
Reasonable Caregiver Background Checks N/A/4
Number of Caregivers N/A/2
Patient/ Practitioner- Focused Task Force or Advisory Board N/A/2
Reasonable Fees (Patients and Caregivers) N/A/10
Allows Multiple-Year Registrations N/A/2
Reasonable Physician Requirements N/A/5
Does Not Classify Cannabis as a Medicine of Last Resort N/A/5
Functionality N/A/100   
Patients Able to Access Medicine at Dispensaries or by Cultivation N/A/50
No Significant Administrative or Supply Problems N/A/15
Patients Can Receive Legal Protections Within Reasonable Time Frame of Doctor's Recommendation N/A/10
Reasonable Possession Limits N/A/5
Reasonable Purchase Limits N/A/5
Allows Patients to Medicate Where They Choose N/A/5
Covered by Insurance/State Health Aid N/A/3
Financial Hardship (Fee Waivers/Discount Medicine) N/A/7
Consumer Safety and Provider Requirements N/A/100   
Dispensing N/A/25
Staff Training N/A/5
Standard Operating Procedures N/A/5
– Facility Sanitary Conditions N/A/1.25
– Storage Protocols N/A/1.25
– Reasonable Security Protocols N/A/1.25
– Inventory Control N/A/1.25
Recall Protocol and Adverse Event Reporting N/A/5
Product Labeling N/A/5
– Product Contents, Including Source Material Identification N/A/1.67
– Allergens N/A/1.67
– Potency/Compound Identification N/A/1.67
Required Testing N/A/5
– Active Compound Identification N/A/1.67
– Contaminants N/A/1.67
– Potency N/A/1.67
Grow/Cultivation N/A/25
Staff Training N/A/5
Standard Operating Procedures N/A/5
– Facility and Equipment Sanitary Conditions N/A/0.71
– Workforce Safety Protocols N/A/0.71
– Storage Protocols (Short-Term and Long-Term Storage) N/A/0.71
– Reasonable Security Protocols N/A/0.71
– Batch and Lot Tracking N/A/0.71
– Disposal/Waste N/A/0.71
– Water Management N/A/0.71
Pesticide Guidance N/A/5
– Pesticide Guidance N/A/2.5
– Pesticide Labeling N/A/2.5
Required Testing N/A/5
– Active Ingredient Identification N/A/1.25
– Contaminants N/A/1.25
– Potency N/A/1.25
– Sample Retention N/A/1.25
Recall Protocol and Adverse Event Reporting N/A/5
Manufacturing N/A/25
Staff Training N/A/5
Standard Operating Procedures N/A/5
– Facility and Equipment Sanitary Conditions N/A/1
– Workforce Safety Protocols N/A/1
– Storage Protocols N/A/1
– Reasonable Security Protocols N/A/1
– Batch and Lot Tracking N/A/1
Product Labeling N/A/5
– Product Contents, Including Source Material Identification N/A/1.67
– Allergens N/A/1.67
– Potency and Compound Information N/A/1.67
Required Testing N/A/5
– Active Ingredient Identification N/A/1
– Contaminants N/A/1
– Potency N/A/1
– Shelf Life Testing N/A/1
– Sample Retention N/A/1
Recall Protocol and Adverse Event Reporting N/A/5
Laboratory Operations N/A/25
Staff Training N/A/5
Method Validation in Accordance with AHP Guidelines N/A/5
Result Reporting N/A/5
Independent or Third Party N/A/5
Standard Operating Procedures and Protocols N/A/5
– Equipment and Instrument Calibration N/A/0.83
– Sample Tracking N/A/0.83
– Facility and Equipment Sanitary Conditions N/A/0.83
– Disposal/Waste N/A/0.83
– Storage Protocols N/A/0.83
– Workforce Safety Protocols N/A/0.83
Covid Response 0/20   
Delivery Available? 0/6
Curbside Pickup Available? 0/2
Medical Cannabis Essential? 0/7
Telemedicine Available? 0/5
Excerpted from ASA's 2020 State of the States Report.

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The State of Medical Marijuana in Samoa

The State of Medical Marijuana in Samoa