October 20, 2014

Company cans Dennis doctor

Cape Cod Times
The owners of Canna Care Docs, a nationwide business that specializes in certifying patients for medical marijuana use, on Thursday fired Dr. Walter Richter for allegedly selling the drug to patients during their visits to the company's South Dennis office.

Canna Care Docs isn't making any statements about the situation, and Richter, 62, says he didn't do anything wrong and was simply trying to help patients. ...

In an interview with the Times on Sunday, Richter said the drugs he has been supplying to patients from the South Dennis office since May are a combination of Marinol, a prescription drug that contains synthetic THC (the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana), and CBD (cannabidiol) from the industrial hemp plant, a cannabis plant with low levels of THC.

Richter says he obtains the CBD legally from a Colorado distributor.
"I only charged the patients what it cost me," Richter said. "It's no different from doctors who give samples of drugs to their patients."

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