Norma Winkler is concerned about the possibility of needing medical support or even of having to live in a nursing home, a very common thing in the North American continent.
-: I do not accept to go to any property, public or private, if not for me allowed me to use of marijuana. "
Administrators of many of these houses are inquiring about how they could comply with federal law, thus preserving, reimbursements to which they judge and at the same time to maintain permission for internal use marijuana for medicinal form.
In almost all states of the US, which, unlike Brazil, has its own laws, which overlaps the Union, which allow the use medicinal marijuana, and yet, these laws do not deal explicitly and clearly, the possibility of older patients in nursing homes, and want to be able to use up the drug.
Michigan, Oregon and Rhode Island include in their legislation, in a very vague way that the "agitation of Alzheimer's disease" would be one of these disease conditions that qualify legalized marijuana.
And when the law of medical therapies of the State of Maine changed last November, to allow the use of marijuana to dispensaries, the state allowed the officials of "nursing homes" and "clinical" could come to have records to make the use of cannabis sativa in patients.
Catherine Cobb, who in 2010 was the director of licensing department to regulatory state services (Maine explained that for a "nursing home" or "clinic" could via the legalized right to administer the medicinal use of marijuana, the establishment need to buy the "product" of a pharmacy. Catherine willing, at the time, that new pharmacies to measure, weigh and pack the doses for the purpose of assisting the clinical referred to in the correct administration of the product and make inventories of the quantities obtained and consumed by homes that have this permission.
On the other hand, in New Mexico, where the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes in 2007, the transition to allow patients to wear the grass in clinics had been happening quite rapidly, reported fiscal state of health, Sondra Everhart. However the lack of dosage control was, at that time, creating a series of problems, which could be indicating the abuse of drug possession and there could be mismanagement or even use it for illegal purposes.
- If marijuana is maintained in the nursing stations, it "tends to disappear" - Sondra account. - Pills in clinics are in vacuum packaging. You have to get one at a time. They do not do that with marijuana. It is an amount in a small plastic bag; then there is no way of knowing how much a person used.
Another Montana health tax, he said, via email, that in certain clinical status, employees caught marijuana from the coffers of the patients and no one knew what purpose (...). According to the agent, would have been reports stating that medical team members have approached a patient in an attempt to "make use of the drug in a shared manner" marijuana with her.