Pennsylvania Regulators Remove Medical Marijuana Patient Registry from Police Database – News

The state’s medical cannabis law requires that all patients register with the state, and regulators initially decided to make this information available on JNET, a police database containing criminal records and facial recognition information. This database is currently visible to around 38,000 law enforcement and public safety officials.

The decision to share personal information with the police outraged medical marijuana patients and cannabis activists, and the state Health Department eventually decided to backtrack on this decision. ” Now, if police need to verify whether or not a patient is legitimately allowed to use cannabis, they will need to check the patient’s medical marijuana ID card.

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