In Holland there is a Government office specifically for Medical Marijuana: The Office of Medical Cannabis.
The Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC) was created back in 2001 and is responsible for implementing the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. The department is also responsible for supervising cannabis grown for both medicinal and scientific purposes. Additionally, the OMC is the only supplier of medical marijuana to Dutch pharmacies and also has a monopoly on the import and export of the drug. The major advantage to those using cannabis for medical conditions is the fact that all medical cannabis in Holland is of a guaranteed quality due to the supervision.
I don’t speak Dutch, but the patient information looks good too.
Okay, so in terms of size, population and economy, the USA is not the same as the Netherlands. But is it beyond the realms of possibility for America – and other countries – to streamline medical marijuana policy and practice in this way?