Fifteen states also worked during 2021 to expand or improve their medical marijuana programs as well, including those that already have robust recreational sales. Arkansas and Virginia will allow patients to be prescribed medical marijuana through a telehealth visit, helping homebound and rural patients. Delaware changed the law to allow nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants to prescribe it.
Georgia, a state with very limited medical allowances for cannabis oil only for severe seizure disorders in children, is finally allowing up to 30 retailers of high CBD oil to open within the state. While recreational marijuana legalization may get more fanfare and attention in the media, it’s the expansion to medical supplies that is really changing people’s lives the most. As more research shows the benefits of marijuana use, more states are sure to further expand their medical programs.