What’s a 30-day supply of marijuana?
New Jersey’s medical cannabis program limits users to two ounces of marijuana per month.
Pennsylvania law allows state residents to obtain a “30-day supply” of medical marijuana product for the treatment of specific medical conditions, such as autism, cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s or post-traumatic stress disorder.
And, that ambiguity in prescribing is raising concerns among those in the legal community.
On Saturday, attorneys, doctors, pharmacists and researchers gathered at the University of Sciences in Philadelphia to discuss the latest challenges as well as research breakthroughs in the field of medical cannabis, which remains illegal at the federal level.
“There’s really is no limit on what people can buy,” said attorney Joshua Horn, who serves as co-chair of cannabis law practice at Fox Rothschild LLP and the Philadelphia Bar Association’s medical marijuana and hemp committee.
“You can get a 30-day supply, but I don’t know what the heck that means, and the Commonwealth has never really defined it. From a legal perspective, that’s my biggest concern — that people are overbuying, and not for themselves.”
Like many at the conference, Horn expressed his support for legalized medical marijuana, after having watched loved ones struggle with terminal illness.