Medical cannabis ambulance hits the road in Maine

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Joseph Sorbello is a physician assistant who helps local residents in Maine access the state’s medical marijuana program. Medical cannabis is not taxed in Maine and caregivers and qualified patients can possess up to six mature plants and 2.5 ounces (71 grams) of flower, according to Weedmaps. Innovative approaches like the one used by Sorbello are just one way that medical access could be improved in Canada. The ambulance can often be spotted outside the state’s legal dispensaries and makes house calls by appointment, a strategy that greatly improves access for potential patients. Qualifying conditions include chronic pain, epilepsy and inflammatory bowel disease, among others.

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Joseph Sorbello is a physician assistant who helps local residents in Maine access the state’s medical marijuana program.

His “mobile certification unit,” a revamped ambulance that makes house calls to help enroll people in the state’s medical cannabis program, has been making the rounds for a few years, but caught the attention of Reddit earlier this week, reports WCYY.

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