Updated on August 16, 2020.
Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
One psychiatrist in Missouri is bringing
medical marijuana to the people. Rather than having patients make appointments
with her, she took her “cannabus” on the road, registering people where they
live. According to the psychiatrist, Zinia Thomas, MD, she’s registered
thousands of patients suffering from psychiatric disorders on her bus tour.
Patients who approach the bus are asked
to rate their symptoms by responding to three questions, and if they score high
enough, they pay her $100 to be registered. Reporters from the local TV station went through the process and
were all certified as having a “debilitating psychiatric disorder.” When they
questioned the doctor on whether she was making a bundle on her bus tour, she
responded: “no more than I did in my other practice…no more. Doctors make a lot