Many Arkansas docs say no to medical marijuana

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The legal pot industry is budding, but doctors are declining to OK forms for users. Erich Laufer has cancer, but he considers himself a lucky man. He was able to get a doctor, Dr. Dane Flippin of Jonesboro, to certify for the state Department of Health that he has a medical condition that makes him eligible for medical marijuana. The $250 he was charged by the doctor wasn't off-putting. Laufer, who moved to Arkansas from Wisconsin because of the state's legalization of medical marijuana, said he'd taken far more expensive drugs to treat the back pain and leg spasms his cancer causes. But, according to people who contacted the Arkansas Times and medical marijuana supporter Melissa Fults, the $250 fee — which is...

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