Here’s your Prilosec, dude

December 29th, 2011 by admin Leave a reply »

If you were designing a facility to dispense a substance that has recently been legalized for medical use in your state, how would you do it?  The legalization of this substance is a highly controversial, fraught issue, and much of the opposition to its legalization for medical use revolves around questions of how legitimately it can be used as medicine in the first place, and attendant concerns that so-called “medical use” is just a ruse to cover for recreational consumption.  Indeed, though the substance has been legalized in your state, it is still illegal from a federal perspective.  With all that in mind, what kind of space would you create for distributing this tenuously-legal substance?

I think this is the wrong approach:

A medical marijuana dispensary that’s scheduled to open in Portland next month is designed as a California-style wellness center. Its operator is promoting a free coffee and tea bar, acupuncture clinics, support groups, counseling and a “welcoming vapor lounge.”

The new website of Wellness Connection of Maine says, “Patients are always welcome to relax and socialize near our fireplace, or enjoy a free cup of tea with a friend in our cafe space.”

Before I continue, let me state my opinion on marijuana legalization  — I think marijuana should be completely legal for recreational use.  I can honestly think of no good reason for it to be otherwise.  While I think the War on Drugs in general has been a miserable failure, I can at least grok why trying to keep

Article source: http://ordinary-gentlemen.com/russellsaunders/2011/12/29/heres-your-prilosec-dude/

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  • I think its a great approach. Whats wrong with it? You go to a wellness center to feel better. Why can’t I now have these other amenities along with my medication? Doctors offices give free coffee or tea. They also inject medicines. It will be nice to have all those quality procedures along with my medicine all in one place. I guess you just want a place to go to just to pick it up? People dealing with pain or mental issues need the counseling and support.. They also want to feel safe. What exactly is wrong with free coffee and tea bar, acupuncture clinics, support groups, counseling and a “welcoming vapor lounge.” I can see if you combined distribution with gambling and guns or other illegal activity. When you combined medical marijuana with free coffee and tea bar, acupuncture clinics, support groups, counseling and a “welcoming vapor lounge.” It is a welcome change in healthcare because unlike mainstream healthcare, these people will listen not pass judgment or throw crazy statistics in your face. All any medical marijuana user wants is compassion and caring. I couldn’t count how many doctors I have went to that don’t even want to discuss the topic. There is nothing wrong with what they are going to offer people. Maybe just maybe I will have a place to go that could offer me all those things. I really don’t care how they do it as long as it gets marijuana out of the hands of cartels and gangs. I can grow my own and take care of me. The only thing with that is its not just about me. I want to see others feel better. I don’t want people to go to a doctor and be treated like a criminal or get put down because thats all these mainstream doctors do.

  • I just want to say that integr8 health is a greedy start to medical marijuana doctors in Maine it is definitely not the way to go. They over charge you. 300.00 for an evaluation, NUTS! 150.00 follow up, NUTS. Just because its the only one right now if you hold out there will be more and way better ones. They are hoping you get caught up in the fact you will get a recommendation that you won’t care about the price. This is the wrong way to go. They are predators that are overcharging you and taking advantage of people in their vulnerable moments.

  • I just want to say that integr8 health is a greedy start to medical marijuana doctors in Maine it is definitely not the way to go. They over charge you. 300.00 for an evaluation, NUTS! 150.00 follow up, NUTS. Just because its the only one right now if you hold out there will be more and way better ones. They are hoping you get caught up in the fact you will get a recommendation that you won’t care about the price. This is the wrong way to go. They are predators that are overcharging you and taking advantage of people in their vulnerable moments.

  • Anonymous

    About the same price as a physical. Most insurance companies should reimburse.