BRISTOL--A few hundred people started applying for a state-issued medical marijuana ID card but did not finish the process, the deputy commissioner of the Department of Consumer Protection, Michelle Seagull, said. Those few hundred people could account for what one medical marijuana dispensary calls a backlog.
The owner of The Healing Corner in Bristol, Geri Ann Bradley, says some prospective patients have struggled to finish the state's online process for medical marijuana registration. "They may not have the mobility to get out to get their passport picture taken. And then they have to have a scanner to be able to upload the documents. So, there's limitations to what they can do," Bradley said.
Bradley also says she was told at a meeting with DCP officials in October that the state was experiencing a two-month backlog of medical marijuana applications.
DCP Deputy Commissioner Michelle Seagull says there is no backlog. She admits, there are some people who have not finished the all online process. "Either they haven't logged in at all to complete the application or maybe they've started the process but they haven't sent a picture, or they sent documents but they're unreadable," Seagull said. She encouraged any one with concerns about their application to contact DCP.
The Healing Corner is offering free passport pictures and to help patients or prospective patients with filling out the documents.
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