Doctors Want Stricter Rules on Medical Marijuana

Two medical professionals — one a former state representative — told a legislative working group Wednesday that they favor stricter medical marijuana regulations.

But 11 residents who addressed the working group in public comments afterward contended that the physicians’ comments prove they simply aren’t knowledgeable about the benefits of cannabis.

Former Rep. Doug Cox, a retired emergency room physician who works with the Wyandotte Nation, talked about his desire to see certain language stricken from the law created by State Question 788 — and in the process drew pointed criticism from House Majority Floor Leader Jon Echols, a co-chairman of the bipartisan, bicameral working group.

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