Doctor Prescribes Weed to Pregnant Woman, may lose license
Looks like we’ve got to start being careful with this medical marijuana, doctors especially.
Everyone thinks they have an in to legal greens just because their doctor friend helps them out. If you don’t want them to get into a boatload of trouble, be smart about getting your supply.
The Associated Press reported on a Colorado doctor who prescribed ganja to a 20-year-old woman who was with child. Of course, he did not know she was pregnant, because he didn’t do a complete exam. #Fail.
(via AP) — The Colorado Medical Board will consider revoking the license of a doctor suspected of improperly recommending marijuana to a woman who was 28 weeks pregnant.
Dr. Manuel De Jesus Aquino of Denver could become the first Colorado doctor to lose his license or face a sanction over a medical marijuana recommendation.
The complaint filed last week by Philip Davis, a lawyer for the medical board, said the unidentified 20-year-old woman didn’t explain she was pregnant, and Aquino didn’t thoroughly examine her or even take any notes on his three-minute evaluation before giving her a pot recommendation in January.
The doctor also didn’t ask about the woman’s medical history or give her instructions on follow-up care, according to the complaint, which adds that pregnancy should preclude marijuana recommendations…
Aquino faces criminal charges in a separate case in Aurora. The doctor was arrested in July for investigation of writing shoddy medical-marijuana recommendations to two undercover police officers.
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