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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Illinois Dr. Brian Murray fined $10,000, and 2 years probation over medical marijuana

CHICAGO (Associated Press) --Illinois regulators have disciplined a doctor they say misled potential patients by offering pre-approval for medical marijuana through a business that will have a float in Chicago's Thanksgiving parade.

Authorities put Dr. Brian Murray on probation for two years and fined him $10,000. A phone message left for Murray's attorney Wednesday wasn't immediately returned.

Tammy Jacobi is CEO of Good Intentions Medical Marijuana Services, where Murray once worked. She said Wednesday the business is referring patients to other doctors now.

Illinois law requires a doctor's certification before a patient can use marijuana. The law requires a bona fide doctor-patient relationship, including an exam. Doctors can't accept payments for the certification itself.

Jacobi says the Good Intentions company will have a float in Chicago's parade on Thursday.

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