Dr. Mitchell Gittelman can’t say whether medical marijuana will help any of his patients.
But he can’t say it won’t help them either.
“I think since you’re not going to die from cannabis,” the Salisbury physician said, “it’s reasonable to give people a chance to try it.”
The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission records list a total of 520 eligible medical providers statewide.
“There will probably be pockets of Maryland that are disadvantaged,” Ransom said.
He suspects the number of doctors actively seeing patients is much lower than 520, noting that several on the list are medical directors affiliated with marijuana businesses.
Some fits and starts are to be expected even after the drug becomes available, said Patrick Jameson, executive director of the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission.
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