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4 Colorado doctors suspended over medical marijuana recommendations

Posted: 6:07 PM, Jul 19, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-19 20:07:48-04
4 Colorado doctors suspended over medical marijuana recommendations

DENVER, Colo. -- Four Colorado doctors have been suspended by the state over medical marijuana recommendations.

In a news release Tuesday, the Colorado Medical Board said it found reasonable grounds to believe the doctors deliberately violated the Medical Practice Act by recommending the medical use of marijuana for hundreds of people without medical necessity. 

The board also said the doctors each authorized high plant counts for patients, allowing them to have at least 75 plants in their possession.

Here is a list of the physicians whose medical licenses have been summarily suspended, along with information from the board about their alleged violations:

Aurora: Gentry Dunlop M.D., recommended the medical use of marijuana, which authorized the possession of at least 75 plants for at least 700 individuals without medical necessity. 

• Colorado Springs: William Stone, D.O., recommended the medical use of marijuana, which authorized the possession of at least 75 plants for at least 400 individuals without medical necessity. 

Denver: Robert Maiocco, M.D., recommended the medical use of marijuana, which authorized the possession of at least 75 plants for at least 190 individuals without medical necessity. 

Durango: Deborah Parr, M.D., recommended the medical use of marijuana, which authorized the possession of at least 75 plants for at least 300 individuals without medical necessity. 

These physicians may not practice medicine in the state until the state lifts their suspensions.