The Drug Supply Chain Security Act was enacted in 2013 to put protocols into place for the serialization and traceability of pharmaceuticals that move through the drug supply chain – from manufacturer through to the distributors until they reach the hands of the patient. The goal being to ensure the safety and purity of each medication.
With medical marijuana being legalized in more states, this brings up the important question of if and how medical use marijuana should be handled under the guidelines of the DSCSA. Currently, the only states where medical marijuana is prohibited for all uses are Nebraska, Idaho and South Dakota. For the rest of the country, there are circumstances in which marijuana can be legally dispensed and consumed with a doctor’s prescription. Obviously, there’s the need for strict regulations, but the process for putting these regulations into place remains a little cloudy.
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