In California, doctors make medical marijuana recommendations to patients (who then bring the card to dispensaries). Is it legal for these doctors to make these recommendations over Skype?
Although electronic medical records and prescriptions are usually allowed I have never seen any sent through Skype. There may be some privacy and confidentiality issues to over come in HIPAA
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As marijuana use remains a federal crime, I suggest great caution in either the recommendation , use or sales of it . You should confer with an attorney who emphasiszes medical marijuana issues in j=his/her practice.
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Against Federal law which trumps state law.
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I agree with some of the aforementioned answers, specifically that I would advise against Skype prescriptions as the use of the internet may implicate Federal jurisdiction which would run afoul of the Federal prohibition against marijuana use for any reason. Also, I would advise against of such Skype prescribing practices for my healthcare clients b/c I think that their licensing agencies would frown upon such informal and remote diagnosis unless the patient had severe need and mobility restrictions.