Legislation adopted this year to establish a state-regulated medical marijuana program will go into effect Jan. 1.
Licensed medical marijuana cultivation and distribution facilities are expected to begin producing medical marijuana and providing it to patients in late 2014.
Patients with qualifying medical conditions will NOT be protected from arrest until the Department of Public Health has established the patient registry and approved their individual applications to the program.
State agencies will begin establishing system of regulated medical marijuana cultivation and distribution to individuals with serious illnesses.
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