This is the diagnostic sheet from Medicann, the largest chain of medical marijuana clinics in California. Dr. Jean Talleyrand says he’s grossed more than ten million dollars in less than five years, authorizing patients to smoke marijuana and take a look at the reasons.
Of course, there are the serious illnesses for which marijuana became legal – cancer, AIDS, glaucoma. There are also conditions such as restless leg syndrome, insomnia, psoriasis, diarrhea and cannabis dependence. That’s right – Dr. Talleyrand tells me he’ll provide a marijuana recommendation for someone who smokes too much marijuana: “If you're overusing cannabis, you shouldn't go to jail for that, you should get proper treatment and that's what we're here for." One of the original co-authors of Prop 215, the measure that legalized marijuana, found that somewhat humorous. Dale Gieringer has been the California director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: “"Well, that's the first I have ever heard of that. That doesn't make sense to me." He also reports hearing from more and more parents who get recommendations for their pot-smoking kids, to protect them from the police. Not quite what the voters had in mind, when they approved Prop 215 in 1996. We’d like to hear what you think. Leave a comment below, but for any tip for an investigation, please e-mail me here or call 1-888-40-I-Team.