Important Information from the MTCIA Regarding the Fingerprinting Requirement in SB 423

September 13, 2011 News

Many providers have received fingerprint kits in the mail. The new law requires that all providers submit fingerprints by Oct 1. But once again, poor crafting in the new law is resulting in procedural complications in some counties. Given that fingerprints are run against a federal database, the provision also raises 5th amendment concerns (the right to not self-incriminate) given that the federal government does not recognize the medical use and distribution of marijuana.

The MTCIA is in discussions with DPHHS and attorneys around the state seeking answers and solutions. Stay tuned.