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Ask a Stoner: Do Any MMJ Doctors Care About More Than Money?

Dear Stoner: Are all MMJ doctors morose automatons? Any good recommendations for a reputable doc who will actually see me as a person?
Sister Sesh

Dear Sister Sesh: I hear ya, sister. We attended a cannabis 101 class for seniors at Balfour Senior Living in downtown Denver in August, and one of the residents reported some alarming experiences with medical marijuana doctors. A quadriplegic suffering from spinal cord neuropathy, rotator cuff pain and tendonitis, she said she went to a medical marijuana physician in 2011 for a recommendation and was basically pushed out the door after receiving a stamp of approval. She received virtually no guidance and had to experiment with products by herself. Sadly, her story isn’t uncommon.

Colorado's list of qualifying medical marijuana conditions is short, but some of those conditions have broad definitions.
Colorado's list of qualifying medical marijuana conditions is short, but some of those conditions have broad definitions.
David Trawi

Since I’m no longer a patient myself, I can’t give you a recommendation based on personal experience. However, I’ve heard good things about the service at Arrive Care Clinic in south Denver from friends and colleagues, to the point that I feel comfortable recommending its services. Also, I have family members who have visited Doc Morrison in Wheat Ridge, and they speak highly of Dr. Peter Pryor and his staff.

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