Yes, a Qualified Patient who is over 18 years of age may smoke their medical marijuana if they have been seen by a qualified physician who has issued a physician certification.
Qualified Patients who are under 18 year of age are treated differently. A qualified physician may not issue a physician certification for marijuana in a form for smoking to a patient who is under 18 years of age unless the patient is diagnosed with a terminal condition, the qualified physician determines that smoking is the most effective route of administration for the patient, and a second physician who is a board-certified pediatrician concurs with that determination. Such determination and concurrence must be documented in the patient’s medical record and in the medical marijuana use registry. The certifying physician must obtain the written informed consent of such patient’s parent or legal guardian before issuing a physician certification to the patient for marijuana in a form for smoking.