MPBN – 5/14/13
A legislative panel is reviewing a half-dozen bills aimed at tweaking Maine’s medicinal marijuana law, which now governs how the drug is prescribed and distributed
Portland Press – Front Page 9/22/11
A Portland forum brings together patients, caregivers, and dispensary representatives to share information about pot, health care and the law.
Physicians reluctant to recommend the treatment are sending patients to Dr. Dustin Sulak.
Patients seeking medical marijuana certification must be diagnosed with a qualifying condition under Maine law, such as cancer, glaucoma or chronic pain. With Sulak, they also must undergo a 45-minute evaluation of their overall health and expect him to recommend treatments beyond cannabis, such as vitamin D, turmeric or milk thistle supplements.
Dr. Dustin Sulak, who runs a practice called Integr8 Health and who is known as one of the state’s leading medical marijuana proponents, said he learned earlier this week that the Department of Health and Human Services has denied his request. Sulak is part of a panel of doctors responsible for making recommendations to DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew on the 1999 medical marijuana law and the subsequent 2009 Maine Medical Marijuana Act. Read more