Many medical marijuana patients Dr. recommendations are not compliant with current medical marijuana laws and procedures. CannaMed is now providing legal access to medical marijuana in Thousand Oaks, Santa Barbara, and Woodland Hills.
Thousand Oaks, CA (PRWEB) June 28, 2013
Medical marijuana users with a California marijuana card and a letter of recommendation from a doctor to consume medical marijuana could still be breaking the law and denied their medication by their local dispensary because their doctor does not have a fictitious name filing with the California Medical Board.
Medical marijuana patients have been approaching CannaMed of Thousand Oaks irate that their recommendation letters from other doctor’s offices are not valid. CannaMed has probed this matter and has been able to come to the conclusion that medical marijuana patients with a letter of recommendation from a doctor to consume medical marijuana could still be breaking the law and denied their medication by their local dispensary because their doctor does not have a fictitious name filing with the California Medical Board.
In June of 2011 the California Medical Board sent an announcement to dispensaries across California informing the dispensaries that it is their responsibility to verify that the recommending doctor is practicing legally by making sure they have a fictitious name filing with the California Medical Board. Below is a letter from the medical board:
"Attention Dispensaries: How to verify a medical marijuana clinic
State and consumer services agency Department of Consumer Affairs Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Governor Medical board of California Licensing Program
June 14, 2011
It has come to the attention of the California Medical Board that there are a wide variety of medical marijuana evaluation clinics that are operating in an unlicensed capacity, which is clear violation of state of California law, and is an offense punishable by criminal prosecution, fines, incarceration and loss of all CA medical licenses. The state of California Medical Board is currently investigating all unlicensed and illegal medical marijuana clinics who are issuing marijuana recommendations to patients in violation of California law.
The law clearly states that not only is the physician required to have their medical license renewed and current, but the clinic where patients are being seen is also required to have renewed and current factious name permit.
As a matter if California Law it is your legal obligation to educate your volunteers and your patients and to ensure that the medical marijuana clinic where they receive their recommendations:
1. Are operating legally;
2. Are licensed to practice medicine in the State of California by evidencing a renewed and current factious name permit license number,
3. Are in compliance with State of California Medical Board rules and regulations as well as in compliance with California Law.
Only a licensed California physician can own, control and operate a medical clinic (I.e., practice). It is against California law, for lay people (I.e. unlicensed persons) to operate, own, control, a medical clinic. The law clearly states that the medical clinic must be organized as a Professional California Corporation which can only be obtained from the State of California by a licensed physician. If a lay person (I.e., unlicensed person) is known to or represents that they own, control and/or operate a medical practice, they will be criminally prosecuted to the fullest extent of California law.
It is your legal obligation to verify every medical marijuana clinic: As required by California law Proposition 215 & SB 420 it is your legal duty to verify every recommendation for every patient prior to allowing that patient entry into your dispensary. If a patient does not have a valid recommendation, they cannot enter and obtain medication.
It is your legal obligation and legal responsibility to verify every medical marijuana clinic to make sure that they are licensed and operating legally in order to protect patients and to ensure that illegal medical marijuana clinics stop operating and stop endangering the lives and health of patients who seek medical help for their medical problems and believe that they are visiting a legal and licensed medical marijuana clinic.
State and Consumer Services Agency
Department of Consumer Affairs
Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Governor Medical Board of California Licensing Program June 14, 2011"
CannaMed started providing Thousand Oaks marijuana cards and has been issuing recommendation letters to the seriously ill for years and is one of the most respected and pioneers in the industry. CannaMed now has other medical marijuana clinics in California and is setting the example for which medical marijuana recommendations and medical marijuana cards should be done. CannaMed has three convenient locations in Southern California.
· 280 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Suite G Thousand Oaks CA, 91360
· 225 E. Carrillo St. Suite 303 Santa Barbara CA, 93101
· 22600 Ventura Blvd. Suite 103 Woodland Hills CA, 91364
Those looking for Woodland Hills marijuana cards or the best marijuana doctor Santa Barbara has to offer can visit CannaMed 7 days a week. Cannamed also issues Boston medical cards through their location in Massachusetts.
Visit CannaMed of Thousand Oaks website here http://www.CannaMed.com for more information.