DEA Pulls Certificates Of Two Colorado MMJ Doctors
Two Colorado physicians had their medicine-prescribing certificates pulled by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency. The physicians had their state licenses suspended over medical marijuana recommendations.
Gentry Dunlop and Janet Dean are two of the five physicians who were suspended last summer. These doctors were charged under the allegation that they wrote improperly large numbers of medical marijuana recommendations authorizing high plant counts. The DEA published a notice in the Federal Register that it had revoked Dean’s certificate of registration, which allows her to prescribe controlled substances. Dean is blocked from practicing medicine or prescribing medication in Colorado.
The DEA published a similar notice for Dunlop last month. The notice said the revocation was a consequence of the state license suspension.
Everyone but Dean filed suit over the suspensions last year. All won a brief reprieve however, a Denver judge allowed the suspensions to continue while the doctors’ administrative appeals are in process. The doctors appeals are still pending.
The doctors claim that their suspensions were arbitrary, and that every one of their recommendations abide by the law and state policies.