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“The judge ruled that A.D.H.S. did not have rights to change the dispensary awarding process other than to help control theft and diversion," Gaines said. "That’s it.”
Gaines says a medical director simply can’t do that.
Will Humble is head of the state’s health department. He says the medical director is important to help dispensary operators and patients understand medical marijuana’s proper uses.
“Until something happens, or someone from the courts, or somebody else that has authority tells us to stop, for us it’s full speed ahead," Humble said. "We’re going to keep shoveling coal until we get these dispensaries licensed.”
The rules for medical marijuana dispensaries are currently under review by the Attorney General’s office. D.H.S. has said they hope to issue licenses in the fall.
Updated 2/16/2011 4:55pm