New Ottawa Cannabis Clinic To Open In May, MDs On Site

CANADA:  Whether you’re a proponent or opponent of medical cannabis, the therapeutic drug is slowly building momentum in the capital with more businesses dedicated to its use.

The latest arrival is Canadian Cannabis Clinics. It will be opening an Ottawa clinic at the end of May in a medical building on Montreal Road, the fourth Ontario location to open in a year.

The business operates like any other medical clinic where patients see a doctor and use their OHIP card as payment, but these doctors focus on assessing whether medical cannabis should be prescribed. The owners stress no cannabis will be on site.


Brian Murray, A Medical Marijuana Clinic Doctor, Accused Of Illegally Taking Fee From Pot-Seeking Patients

ILLINOIS:  A doctor at Chicago’s first medical marijuana clinic could have his medical license suspended — or yanked altogether — following a complaint from the state’s professional regulation authority.

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation filed a complaint Monday against Dr. Brian Murray of the Good Intentions LLC. medical marijuana clinic in Wicker Park.

At the heart of the IDPFR’s complaint is the $99 registration fee the clinic charges patients in the “pre-approval” process. Regulators allege Murray collected the money from prospective patients before establishing a “legitimate physician-patient relationship.” [Read more…]