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State Legislature allows more medical professionals to authorize medical marijuana use

OLYMPIA, Wash. - More medical professionals will be allowed to authorize the use of medical marijuana for qualified patients under a measure approved by the Washington state Legislature.
     
On a 34-13 vote Thursday, the Senate approved the measure after concurring with some changes made in the House. The bill now heads to Gov. Chris Gregoire for her signature.
     
It adds physician assistants, naturopaths, advanced registered nurse practitioners and others to the list of those who can officially recommend marijuana for patients under the state's medical marijuana law.

Under current law, only physicians are allowed to write the recommendation.

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