Arizona Republic: “doctors won’t write you a ‘recommendation.’ It’s scary as a physician. I wouldn’t do it. Risk my license? Be reported to the Arizona Department of Health Services? Scrutinized? Exposed? Definitely not worth losing my job! So these same doctors print out patient records and hand them to their patients. ‘Go to a recommendation center. I can’t do it.’ Will Humble, director of the ADHS, is disingenuous when he says he wants the primary-care physicians to write medical-marijuana recommendations. That will not happen as long as the physician receives federal reimbursement for services (e.g. Medicare) and fears this will be taken away. That will not happen until physicians can speak freely without fear of reprisal. Mr. Humble is a smart guy. He knows this. . . . Did you know that cannabis concentrates are currently illegal under the Arizona criminal code? I would guess from The Republic’s uninformed editorial that editorial-board members do not. Please, Republic editorial board, do readers a favor and use your platform responsibly. The editorial was sloppy journalism even as an opinion piece. . . . The readers of The Arizona Republic deserve better.
Doctor Says Arizona Republic Dead Wrong on Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Program
By On the Net|2013-11-23T07:35:00-07:00November 23rd, 2013|Stories & Articles|Comments Off on Doctor Says Arizona Republic Dead Wrong on Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Program
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The author of this article is Richard Keyt, an Arizona business law attorney who is the creator of this Arizona medical marijuana law website. Connect with Richard at 480-664-7478 or on Google+