Article - Health - General
(a) (1) An institution of higher education, a related medical facility, or an affiliated biomedical research firm may file with the Commission a registration to purchase medical cannabis for the purpose of conducting a bona fide research project relating to the medical uses, properties, or composition of cannabis.
(2) A registration filed under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall include:
(i) The name of the primary researcher;
(ii) The expected duration of the research; and
(iii) The primary objectives of the research.
(3) A registration filed under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall remain valid until there is a change in the research project or a withdrawal of the registration.
(b) An academic research representative may purchase medical cannabis from a licensed dispensary.
(c) An academic research representative may not be penalized or arrested under State law for acquiring, possessing, or dispensing cannabis, products containing cannabis, related supplies, or educational materials for use in a bona fide research project relating to the medical uses, properties, or composition of cannabis.
(d) The Commission may adopt regulations to implement this section.