CUPHD To Offer Free Assistance With Medical Cannabis Applications

January 08, 2018
 
The patient service desk at Nu Med, a medical marijuana dispensary that opened in Urbana in 2016.

The patient service desk at Nu Med, a medical marijuana dispensary that opened in Urbana in 2016.

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The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is getting ready to offer help filling out applications for medical cannabis. The reason is people are getting ripped off, according to Public Health administrator Julie Pryde.

“We’ve heard stories of people being charged four and five hundred dollars to help them fill out the application, and then the application goes in and it wasn’t done correctly," Pryde says. "So it’s really hurting patients.” 

That’s because errors in applications for medical cannabis can cause delays in treatment.

Pryde says staff members will receive training from the state’s public health department as soon as it becomes available. The assistance will be free to anyone who walks in, and will hopefully become available by spring.

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