Sunday, May 10, 2009

The medical marijuana scam

KGO TV's Dan Noyes has an excellent story on a pot doctor who's making millions---with 19 clinics around the state---by prescribing pot for every possible ailment.

Most of us think, What's the harm in prescribing marijuana for virtually everything? Isn't pot non-toxic and relatively harmless? But if you have a serious ailment that's treatable by other means, Dr. Talleyrand will prescribe pot for you regardless, even though he doesn't really examine you. Noyes provides a link to the diagnostic sheet Talleyrand uses listing the many different ailments for which he prescribes pot.

To access the many pot clubs in SF, you first go to a doctor like Talleyrand, pay him $150 for his bogus diagnosis and his very real prescription, which you take to SF General to get your marijuana card, paying the city $103---or $52 if you're on Medi-Cal---according to a fact sheet a friend picked up at SF General during the process.

California needs to put a stop to this abuse or risk a political backlash that could eliminate medical marijuana entirely.

More info on the state's medical marijuana program.

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4 Comments:

At 10:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Rob,

Sorry that this is a bit OT.

Am inviting you to Bike To Work, this Thursday. Your participation will be appreciated.

Represent!

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/05/10/BA5S17HD6D.DTL&tsp=1

 
At 4:20 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

Riding with you bike lemmings doesn't interest me at all.

 
At 8:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it is time to move to CALI.
This I think is not a scam. GOD gave it to us so why not enjoy what GOD has given us. I don't think GOD made any mistakes.
So it can't be harmful.

 
At 1:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doctors that prescribe this crap are no better than Miss Cleo. Look her up if you don't know who this is.

 

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