Colorado Clinic Policy Update
This past year Colorado passed new legislation legalizing the use of marijuana
beyond that of the traditionally recognized medical marijuana authorization.
Where we realize it is your right to choose to use marijuana, as medical
professionals our ability to prescribe within the realm of pain management
is regulated at the federal level. In other words, the United States government
trumps that of Colorado’s new legislation.
What does this mean for you as a patient?
This means as a patient you can no longer smoke marijuana and receive
opioid pain medications from the Colorado Clinic.
What if I have a Medical Marijuana card?
Unless you have a documented diagnosis of cancer and are actively being
treated by an oncologist, you will no longer be prescribed opioid pain
medications. Those patients with documented evidence of cancer will be
addressed on an individual basis.
Unfortunately, this new policy is derived from federal regulations and
their relationship to our individual ability to prescribe and maintain
our medical licensure. Therefore we ask that you abide by this new policy.
Any future inability to maintain marijuana free may result in loss of
medications or discharge from the practice.
Thanks in advance for you cooperation.