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A naturopathic doctor has run afoul with the law and the state's hazy, often exploited medical marijuana policy.

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Naturopathic Doc Busted for Allegedly Writing Bogus Medical Pot Authorizations and Handing Out Pot-Laced Peanut Butter Cups

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A naturopathic doctor has run afoul with the law and the state's hazy, often exploited medical marijuana policy.

*See Also: Health Department Cracks Down on Hempfest Pot Prescriptions

Police in Bellingham conducted a sting against naturopath Yuel Luncheon Boyce, who the Bellingham Herald reports practices in Whatcom and King County, allegedly catching the doctor providing medical pot authorizations to three undercover officers for straight cash, homey.

Because of these accusations Boyce's license was suspended on Oct. 31.

Authorities say Boyce provided the authorizations without a proper medical examination and without requiring medical records. Boyce also allegedly provided the cops with pot-laced peanut butter cups as a parting gift, despite the fact state law prohibits medical pot from being distributed at the same location medical pot authorizations are handed out.

According to the Herald, the authorizations were provided without adequate medical examinations and in exchange for cash-only payments. As the paper puts it, Boyce is accused of failing to "adequately examine, diagnose and determine whether the three actually could qualify to receive medical marijuana."

More from the Herald, which cites Department of Health documents as the source of the allegations:

• [Boyce] didn't provide physical exams. He signed authorizations, and then gave what was described as a superficial review of their medical complaints. He didn't schedule follow-up appointments.

• After receiving cash, Boyce gave them peanut butter cups infused with marijuana. Providing marijuana to patients at the same place where he issued authorizations for medical marijuana violates state laws, according to the Department of Health.

• [Boyce] didn't have patient records for the three.

As you may recall, the predicament Boyce finds himself in isn't much different from the situation two contractors with the 4Evergreen Group faced after banging out a medical pot authorization for Seattle Times reporter Jonathan Martin at Seattle Hempfest in 2011. Tipped off by the subsequent article Martin wrote about the ease of which he secured the authorization, the Department of Health quickly swooped in and filed charges.

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