Largo clinic posts billboard advertising medical marijuana exams


A $5,000 REWARD IS BEING OFFERED. IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. A LARGO CLINIC IS NOW ONE OF THE FIRST PLACES IN FLORIDA WHERE YOU CAN GET A MEDICAL MARIJUANA EXAM. A BILLBOARD ON ULMERTON ROAD IS ADVERTISING THE SERVICE. SOME PATIENTS IN FLORIDA ARE ALREADY ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A FORM OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND LAWMAKERS MUST STILL APPROVE HOW THE DRUG CAN BE DISPENSED UNDER THE NEWLY PASSED AMENDMENT 2. JEFF PATTERSON JOINS US LIVE. HE’S IN LARGO WHERE YOU CAN GET A MEDICAL EXAM TO FIND OUT IF YOU’LL BE ELIGIBLE TO BEIMEL MARIJUANA LEGALLY. Reporter: THAT IS RIGHT. YOU CAN SEE A DOCTOR WHO CAN EXAMINE YOU AND THEN RECOMMEND THAT YOU RECEIVE LEGAL MEDICAL MARIJUANA. HIGH ABOVE ULMERTON ROAD IN LARGO. A BILLBOARD OFFERING MEDICAL MARIJUANA EXAMS AT THE LARGO CLINIC AND MED SPA. THEY HAVE TO COME IN AND MAKE CONTACT. THE LAW SAYS THEY HAVE TO BE CONNECTED WITH THIS PRACTICE SOMEHOW. Reporter: THE FIRST VISIT IS $300. EACH VISIT AFTER THAT IS $150. YOU HAVE TO SEE THE DOCTOR ONCE A QUARTER TO KEEP GETTING A RECOMMENDATION FOR MARIJUANA. AND YOUR INSURANCE WON’T PAY FOR THE VISITOR THE POT. THE DOCTOR TOLD ME HE’S ALWAYS BEEN A SKEPTIC ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF MARIJUANA. VERY SUSPECT. VERY DUBIOUS AND NOT SUPPORTIVE AT ALL. THAT’S BEEN MY BACKGROUND FOR YEARS. I’M A CHILD OF THE 60s BUT NEVER SMOKED MARIJUANA. Reporter: THEN HE HAD A PATIENT WAY CHRONIC PAIN CONDITION. THIS YOUNG LADY WAS INVOLVED IN A HYPERBARIC OXYGEN ACCIDENT. BASICALLY HAD THE BENDS OF SHE WAS A MILITARY PATIENT. Reporter: SHE WAS ON A LOT OF PAIN MEDICATION UNTIL SHE TOOK A TRIP OUT WEST. ON HER OWN INITIATIVE SHE WENT TO COLORADO, CAME BACK AND BASICALLY SAID HERE GIVING ME BACK THE MEDICATIONS I DON’T NEED THESE ANYMORE. Reporter: AFTER THAT THE DOCTOR STARTED TO OFFERING MEDICAL MARIJUANA AS ALTERNATIVE TO ADDICTIVE OPIATES. IT WAS JUST AMAZING. Reporter: THE LAW AND THE PROCEDURE ON HOW YOU GET MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA IS LIKELY TO CHANGE BECAUSE OF AMENDMENT 2. BUT HOW IT WILL IMPACT CLINICS LIKE THIS ISN’T EXACTLY CLEAR YET STACIE. AS YOU SAID, YOU CAN’T GO IN THERE TODAY AND PICK UP MEDICAL MARIJUANA. THAT’S NOT HAPPENING. YOU CAN JUST GET THE EXAM RIGHT? Reporter: YOU CAN GET THE EXAM AND THEN UNDER CURRENT FLORIDA STATE LAW YOU HAVE TO WAIT 90 DAYS BEFORE YOU CAN GO TO A DISPENSARY AND PICK UP LEGAL MEDICAL MARIJUANA UNFORTUNATELY THE DOCTOR TOLD ME HE HAS HAD CANCER PATIENTS WHO HAVE BEEN QUALIFIED TO GET MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND HAVE DIED BEFORE THEY MEET THE 90-DAY REQUIREMENT. VERY UNFORTUNATE.

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