The AZDHS shuld be monitoring Medical Marijuana Doctors Clinics.
There are Marijuana Doctor Clinics in Arizona that advertise patients do not need recent medical records to qualify for the program, as well as many doctors that will certify anyone with a $150 payment. Many patients that now have a MMJ card or a recent recomendation from a doctor may not be entitled to them. This is blatent disregard of the of the Arizona State Law both by the patient and the recommending doctor. How does the AZDHS plan to police both the doctors and clinics that break the law?
ADHS does not have any authority over doctors. If they are doing what you say, you should report them to the medical board that licenses them. ADHS works closely with the boards to try to keep the medical marijuana program, medical. Thanks for your help in this process.
michael pickett commented
Most veterans use federal doctors who can't write prescriptions because they are not allowed to do so. You would be cutting off a huge portion or eligible disabled people by worrying about non-sense like this.
Most people that smoke marijuana recreationaly will still get marijuana illegally. You can't stop them. And yes the clinics your referring to do turn people away with mental problems. And not everyone can afford insurance so they won't have (2) years of records. Emergency room visits are they're only option..
Did you ever stop to think for a minute that you might not need medical records because some people writing the recommendations are, you know, doctors capable of diagnosing problems as well? The exact same practice as pain management clinics that prescribe narcotics like oxycontin?
Why in the world people are so worried about marijuana is an absolute mystery to me.
bob berbowski commented
three words : "Pain Management Clinics"
How does the government deal with doctors that prescribe oxycotin, morphine, etc to addicts? THEY DON'T
"pain clinics" exist without any additinal oversight. These are set up by doctors looking to get rich. thats it.
yet a marijuana dispensary is a big concern?
Michelle B. Graye commented
All paperwork submitted to AZDHS has to be certified by a doctor and if you are suffering from many debilitating conditions (i.e. glaucoma) a recent medical records aren't necessary since these conditions are ongoing and no cure. No doctor is going to chance losing his/her medical license by writing fake recommendations it's not worth it. Arizona is the 15th state doing this and the numbers support this program is valid and clearly the majority of patients are legitimate. In any system there are a few abusers and I'm confident that our program is doing a great job which is a testament to the planning and implementation on the part of AZDHS.