Charges Dropped Against Doctor Accused of Writing Shoddy Medical Marijuana Recommendations
A case was thrown out earlier this week in Colorado that aimed to convict a medical marijuana doctor in Colorado with writing faulty marijuana recommendations. He was one of the first known doctors in Colorado in the industry. The doctor was facing charges of forgery, attempt to influence a public servant, marijuana distribution and conspiracy to distribute marijuana. He was busted after allegedly writing a recommendation to an undercover officer last year in Englewood.
After an order handed down last week, the Arapahoe County District ruled that the doctor had indeed complied with all requirements under Colorado law in making his recommendation to the undercover officer, according to the Denver Post.
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“Colorado’s Amendment 20 simply allows for a physician to certify that a patient might benefit from the use of marijuana as a medical treatment,” said District Judge Kurt Horton, “and it is then left up to the patient whether to apply for a medical marijuana registry card.”
The ruling was a slap in the face to prosecutors as it threw another case into question in a county pushing similar charges, according to Grow Switch. Both of these cases, against doctors accused of writing faulty medical-marijuana recommendations, were the first known to be filed in the state.
Both cases originated before the legislature in 2010 adopted new rules requiring that doctors provide a thorough physical exam and offer to provide follow-up care to the patients seeking marijuana recommendation as treatment. Lawyers in both cases contend that their clients were completely in compliance with the much stricter rules.
In California, nearly 8,000 I.D. cards were issued through the Medical Marijuana Program. As of this year, nearly 52.000 people possess these cards and are able to obtain medicinal marijuana in the state, according to the California Department of Public Health.
Those who obtain I.D. cards through the Medical Marijuana Program use the medicinal treatment to help cure a number of conditions, including anxiety, depression, ADD, sleep apnea, and PTSD, just to name a few.
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