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22 thousand Cannabis Certifications Later & Doctor is Suspended

by Gabrielle Caravetta


22 thousand Cannabis Certifications Later & Doctor is Suspended

by Gabrielle Caravetta


Credit: TG Branfalt, ganjapreneur.com

A Michigan physician gets his license suspended for two years after administering 22 thousand cannabis certifications in a year’s time. 

Dr. Vernon Proctor refuted the claims and proclaimed that he only gave 1,000 certifications not 22,000. During the hearing, an expert stated that it would have been impossible for Proctor to take the proper steps necessary to conduct an exam for that many patients. To do so, Proctor would have seen 60 patients a day seven days a week. 

The Board of Medicine said the physician issued 21,708 medical cannabis certifications from June 9, 2015 to June 8, 2016. 

“The judge found that respondent lacked good moral character for issuing a high volume of certificates, which demonstrated a lack of openness, fairness, and honesty to his patients,” the decision says.

The court was against Proctor’s claims that he went to five clinics a day, each with 20 to 50 patients, and that he worked “12 to 14 hours a day”. The court found non reason at all to overturn the suspension ordered by the Bureau of Professional Licensing.