- Ashley Slimak
Fraudulent Medical Marijuana Certifications Issued to Missouri Patients
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services launched an investigation after about 600 medical marijuana cards were issued to patients who submitted applications with an unauthorized physician’s signature. The doctor was not a physician with Missouri Marijuana Card.
The State’s investigation found no evidence that the patients affected by the issue were aware that the individual providing their evaluations was not a certified physician. Department of Health and Senior Services spokesperson, Lisa Cox, stated that the fraud was committed by an individual who was impersonating a doctor.
The case has been referred to the state Attorney General’s Office and the Missouri Board of Healing Arts for further investigation. Missouri medical marijuana patients who have been affected will receive a refund of the original state registration fee for the amount of time that is left on their license. The DHSS has also declared that the affected patients will be notified and given 30 days to submit a new valid physician certification to the State.
For any patients who believe they have been affected by this situation, we are here to help. Your health and convenience are our top concerns and our certified physicians are available to meet via telemedicine to provide written certifications to those who qualify for medical marijuana. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at 877-303-3117 or schedule your recommendation appointment online today.
If you are a Missourian suffering from a qualifying condition, you may be eligible to treat your ailment with medical marijuana, which includes both THC and CBD products.
Click here to learn more about what Missouri Marijuana Card's certified medical marijuana physicians can do for you, or give us a call at 877-303-3117 and our friendly patient support team can walk you through the entire process, and set you up with an appointment through telemedicine.