State med board to docs: We won’t stop you from getting into med pot business, but enter at your own risk

The state Board of Medical Examiners has issued an advisory opinion to licensed doctors who get into the medical marijuana business that says they enter “at their own legal peril.”

No prohibition from entering the business from the board, but plenty of trap doors outlined in the opinion: Violations of federal law, and possible discipline for failing to disclose salient information to patients.

“Board licensees act at their own legal peril as a shareholder, officer or managing member of any medical marijuana cultivation facility, dispensary or other establishment or entity authorized under NRS Chapter 453A,” the opinion says. “Accordingly, all licensees of the Board are encouraged to consult with their own legal counsel to explore all possible legal and/or criminal implications of such actions and/or relationships.”

Source: June 2014

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