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Doctors writing false perscriptions for marijuana? Including to a 15 year old boy?

Former co-workers are accusing Dr. Atsuko Rees, a physician at HealthWorks in San Luis Obispo until July 2009, of writing medical marijuana recommendations for almost anyone who asked, while not claiming the bulk of payments for the visits as income.
Even though Dr. Rees saw patients of all ages at HealthWorks, the bulk of her marijuana card clients fell between the ages of 15 and 25, with a large number visiting the clinic on, or within days of, their 18th birthday.

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:27 AM on Feb. 25, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Dr. Rees gave a medical marijuana recommendation to a 15-year-old Nipomo boy who walked into the clinic complaining of headaches. He provided a note from his mother that said he could seek medical care without an accompanying parent

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:28 AM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • It's only the start of things.

    Answer by tyme4me2day at 8:54 AM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • If the doctor thinks that medical marijuana is the way for these people to go, who are you to argue? Certainly not a doctor or something I'M going to trust on issues of my well-being.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:07 AM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • That's just criminal.

    Answer by Lindalu2 at 10:02 AM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • What about the doctor who was recently arrested for the sexual abuse of multitudes of children, some of which was videotaped at his facility? Isn't that a bigger deal?

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:06 AM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • I am a MM patient here in Cali and I believe the law states you have to be over 18 to be prescribed MM. So the Dr. did break the law.

    Answer by trippyhippy at 12:30 PM on Feb. 25, 2010

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