MPAA led the charge with many other advocates for the Commission to develop a patient supply safety net of 35% of all products within a co-located marijuana establishment. This was an amazing accomplishment and a first of its kind protection for patients in the country.
Pot panel hears competing views in last public hearing - By Ethan Forman, Feb 14, 2018
"Patient Frank Shaw of Ipswich said he has witnessed first-hand discrimination and the disproportionate impact of the drug war on the gay community when those dying of AIDS turned to medical marijuana for relief when there were no other drugs.
Shaw, like others, said the commission must develop a "patient supply safety net" to ensure a supply of medical marijuana when recreational sales start.
"Medical marijuana patients are not recreational consumers," Shaw said. "Patients like me cannot afford the luxury of experiencing a shortage of medicine beginning in July if co-locator establishments are not prepared to handle the demand of serving both patients and consumers," Shaw said."