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The Arkansas House of Representatives passed HB 2190, which amends the state’s medical marijuana guidelines and, amongst other things, requires medical marijuana dispensaries appoint a ‘pharmacist consultant‘ who, as a registered dispensary agent, would provide training to the dispensary at least once per year.
Under HB 2190, which is now headed to the Arkansas senate, a dispensary shall appoint a pharmacist consultant who is a pharmacist licensed with the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy (Arkansas Board). Additionally, the pharmacist consultant is expected to register as a dispensary agent and follow all procedures, some which include the following:
- Developing and providing training to other dispensary agents at least one (1) time every twelve months from the initial date of the opening of the dispensary;
- Assist in the development and implementation of review and improvement processes for patient education and support provided by the dispensary;
- Provide oversight for the development and dissemination of educational materials for patients and their caregivers, information about side effects, potential drug-drug interactions, and policies and procedures for refusing to provide medical marijuana to individuals who appear to be impaired or abusing marijuana and;
- Be accessible by the dispensary or dispensary agent via telephone or video conference during business hours.