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DENT Helps Draft "Path to Marijuana Reform" Legislation

Posted on: 03/30/2017

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DENT Helps Draft "Path to Marijuana Reform" Legislation

Buffalo NY – At 10:00 on March 30, 2017, the United States Senate Finance Committee has introduced legislation known as the “Path to Marijuana Reform.” The legislation, which has bipartisan and bicameral support, includes three separate Acts: The Small Business Tax Equity Act, The Responsibly Addressing Marijuana Policy Gap Act, and The Marijuana Revenue and Regulation Act. DENT Neurologic Institute (“DENT”) is proud to have played a role in the drafting of this legislation through its General Counsel, Steven Przybyla, Esq., who worked with ranking Senate Finance Committee Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) on the comprehensive reform package. Mr. Przybyla is one of the foremost experts in medical marijuana regulation and policy; having drafted legislation legalizing medical marijuana on Indian territory, numerous position papers on regulation of medical cannabis and state law and advises various medical and recreational cannabis enterprises in New York and Colorado. DENT's role in setting nationwide policy helps to strengthen its position within New York State to advocate for increased access to medical cannabis for its patient population served by the DENT Cannabis Clinic.

"It will allow physicians the opportunity to practice medicine and the researchers and opportunity to practice science. It's a win-win situation," said Dr. Laszlo Mechtler, Medical Director at DENT and Director of the DENT Cannabis Clinic.

About DENT Neurologic Institute
DENT is one of the largest outpatient neurology practices in the United States: 22 physicians, 2 PharmD’s and 2 neuropsychologists are supported by more than 30 Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Assistants and 400 employees across three campuses. DENT sees over 200,000 patients annually on an outpatient basis, eclipsing many major hospitals in the Western New York area. For more information visit www.dentinstitute.com.

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