About Medical Cannabis
Monday – Thursday 9 AM – 2:30 PM
Monday – Thursday 9 AM – 1 PM
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The California Board of Medical Quality Assurance, a division of the Department of Consumer Affairs, has asserted that, in order to comply with the minimal requirements of competent and professional practice, a physician must maintain periodic contact with patients under his/her continuing care. If more than six months pass without physician-patient contact, the Board considers that continued treatment is unprofessional and/or negligent. Therefore, I request that any patient of mine, who is receiving continuing care, such as prescribed or recommended medications, come in for an office visit every six months. After six months without an office visit, I cannot consider that the patient is receiving competent and professional care, and further prescribing or recommending by me will put my professional license in jeopardy.
- We are requiring any past medical record, please bring them with you.
If you do not bring them with you we will issues you a 3-month temporary recommendation until we receive your medical records.
- If you are under treatment by another physician, it may be necessary to obtain the approval of that physician for medical cannabis use.
- You will need a legal valid photo ID (any state id or passport welcome).
- Include any contact information for your primary care physician, any treating practitioner, or therapist who has records regarding your condition. (If you plan to continue with your current Primary Care Physician we will need to contact them and disclose your treatment plan.)
- If you are outside of your 6 month time period and do not call for an extension, due to the expiration you will be charged the fee of a new patient.
- You will be given a new recommendation when you come in every six months, as well as receiving a photo id.
- All follow up visits must be timely.
We are no longer giving any leeway if your past your renewal date.
In accordance with the Medical Board of California’s Continual Care policy.
Treatment with herbs is not magic: I have no faith in homeopathy. Although small doses of the proper remedy can have a dramatic effect on an illness, inadequate doses never will.
In making recommendations for doses of herbs, the daily amount is usually specified in grams or ounces, depending on the potency, moisture, or concentration in processing. Extremely toxic herbs might be measured in milligrams.
Since the California Supreme Court has ruled that the State legislature does not have the authority to specify legal limits on cannabis cultivation or possession by valid cannabis patients, I am adopting a consistent standard for all of my patients regardless of county.
This is the standard of ninety-nine mature plants, currently allowed by a number of counties, and nineteen pounds of processed cannabis.
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