Patient-physician relationship goes to pot

"I don't think any of us who were here a year ago thought we would be here debating a new industry in our state, but the truth is, it's here," said state senator Chris Romer, after his much-pared down medical marijuana bill was passed by the full Colorado Senate yesterday. "It has been like the Wild West and we need to get control.

"This is a good first step."

Specifically, this step requires a "bona fide patient-physician relationship" that entails a "treatment or counseling relationship," a physical examination, and an assessment of the patient's medical history before a doctor can recommend that patient for medical marijuana.

Anyone want to bet if legislators plan to require a "bona fide patient-physician relationship" for any other medical services offered in this state?


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