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http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2011/02/post_120.html

 

 

KALAMAZOO — For more than a year, David Crocker has been providing the means for thousands of people around Southwest Michigan to control their pain or ease the symptoms of a disease.

 

Crocker, along with his wife, Annette, opened Michigan Holistic Health on the corner of South Westnedge Avenue and Crosstown Parkway last Feb. 15, becoming the first medical marijuana clinic in Southwest Michigan since the voter-approved law went into effect in April 2009.

 

Since then, business has been brisk.

 

After the successful launch of his Kalamazoo clinic, where he charges $200 for medical marijuana recommendations to patients who qualify to use the drug under the state’s law, Crocker opened another clinic in Grand Rapids in July.

 

He started seeing patients in Muskegon, where he is renting office space, in December. Another clinic will open in Battle Creek in the very near future. He’s constantly hiring more help and adding phone lines at his clinics.

 

“Demand is obviously high,” Crocker said. “Patients are getting the relief they deserve — decreased pain, an improved lifestyle. They don’t have to be worried now and be looking over their shoulders.”

 

More than 5,600 people have come into one of Crocker’s clinics over the past year. He has recommended more than 5,000 of them to use medical marijuana, a sizable chunk of the more than 58,000 registered medical marijuana patients in the state.

 

He’s seen patients from as far south as Coldwater and as far north as Big Rapids and several points in between.

 

In spite of the strength of the demand — Crocker says that it’s “as strong as ever” — many municipalities across the region over the past year have passed ordinances to more tightly regulate medical marijuana in their communities.

 

The city of Kalamazoo passed an ordinance making medical caregiver operations subject to the regulations of a home-based business, Kalamazoo Township passed a moratorium on new caregiver operations until it can craft a medical marijuana ordinance and the city of Wyoming banned medical marijuana altogether in November, just to name a few.

 

And although Crocker — a fervent believer in the therapeutic value of marijuana — said he doesn’t think that moratoriums are a bad idea so that local units of government can define how to deal with dispensaries in their jurisdictions, the flurry of ordinances tightening control of the use of the drug or simply banning it fly in the face of the will of the voters.

 

“There’s clearly a gap between the leadership and the will of the people in some places,” said Crocker, a medical doctor.

 

Voters passed the ballot measure by 63 percent in Nov. 2008. It passed in all of Michigan’s 83 counties.

 

Crocker said he is seeing people come into his clinics who had previously believed that marijuana was nothing more than a drug to get high on. Now, after they have spoken to others who have benefited from the drug, they are asking for a medical marijuana recommendation to relieve their own symptoms.

 

“We’re seeing people 50, 60, 70 years old coming in,” he said. “Some waited a year before they decided to see us.”

 

Said Annette Crocker, a registered nurse: “They are telling us: ‘I don’t care about the taboo. If it works, I’ll try it.’”

 

When asked to predict the future of how marijuana will be seen in the state, Crocker said he believes — or at least hopes — the drug is eventually legalized.

 

“I guess that would put me out of business,” he said. “But I really don’t care.”

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When asked to predict the future of how marijuana will be seen in the state, Crocker said he believes — or at least hopes — the drug is eventually legalized.

am not sure as to what to say about this i am glad he is their for the people that need this drug i hope he is also telling people about the A.D part as they may need it one day i hope he makes it to the rally May 25 we should send the Doc a flyer's

and as far as legalizing Marihuana lets get the first job done first Medical as far as i know Marijuana is illegal in all States and for sure it is inn Oakland County

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I wonder what he takes home after all the expenses; he probably still has a decent amount left over. Nice work if you can get it, aye doc?

 

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i feel the same way as you do Sb i wounder why we have not heard of one Doc that has been inn court for Medical Marijuana yet because they have $$$$ the P.A will never do it just like are case with the bona-fid thing why should we be in court and not the Doc because he didn't do any thing and we didn't ether they are trying to get to this law on are backs and kingpinn's also i wish him luck

IMO it's not going to be good sorry Larry i will drive to were every you need be to be to support you anywear just let me know

 

P.S sorry about the post

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I wish Kingpinn the best too, and everyone who's being dragged through this nightmare. Everyone who voted for this law believed it would be upheld and protected. We owe it to those who voted for it to let them know what's happening.

 

As far as the doc goes, NONE of this would be happening IF the primary care doctors would sign the certs without retaliation from superiors. Some people aren't as superior as they may think. Because of this fear, those clinics were created. There'd NEVER be a traveling clinic or NEED for a certification center. Our gov't CREATED ALL OF THIS! Had they been doing their job and staying out of our business, we wouldn't be having this discussion. One more thought: if that dr ONLY does MM certs, I see two eyes full of dollar signs. $ $. SO, does he monitor the patient's progress and do follow-ups? WILL he stand behind the patient in court? Does he help poor people make payment arrangements? Does he talk to you and listen to you? Does he answer your questions?

 

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fyi;

 

 

 

http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2011/02/post_120.html

 

 

KALAMAZOO — For more than a year, David Crocker has been providing the means for thousands of people around Southwest Michigan to control their pain or ease the symptoms of a disease.

 

Crocker, along with his wife, Annette, opened Michigan Holistic Health on the corner of South Westnedge Avenue and Crosstown Parkway last Feb. 15, becoming the first medical marijuana clinic in Southwest Michigan since the voter-approved law went into effect in April 2009.

 

Since then, business has been brisk.

 

After the successful launch of his Kalamazoo clinic, where he charges $200 for medical marijuana recommendations to patients who qualify to use the drug under the state’s law, Crocker opened another clinic in Grand Rapids in July.

 

He started seeing patients in Muskegon, where he is renting office space, in December. Another clinic will open in Battle Creek in the very near future. He’s constantly hiring more help and adding phone lines at his clinics.

 

“Demand is obviously high,” Crocker said. “Patients are getting the relief they deserve — decreased pain, an improved lifestyle. They don’t have to be worried now and be looking over their shoulders.”

 

More than 5,600 people have come into one of Crocker’s clinics over the past year. He has recommended more than 5,000 of them to use medical marijuana, a sizable chunk of the more than 58,000 registered medical marijuana patients in the state.

 

He’s seen patients from as far south as Coldwater and as far north as Big Rapids and several points in between.

 

In spite of the strength of the demand — Crocker says that it’s “as strong as ever” — many municipalities across the region over the past year have passed ordinances to more tightly regulate medical marijuana in their communities.

 

The city of Kalamazoo passed an ordinance making medical caregiver operations subject to the regulations of a home-based business, Kalamazoo Township passed a moratorium on new caregiver operations until it can craft a medical marijuana ordinance and the city of Wyoming banned medical marijuana altogether in November, just to name a few.

 

And although Crocker — a fervent believer in the therapeutic value of marijuana — said he doesn’t think that moratoriums are a bad idea so that local units of government can define how to deal with dispensaries in their jurisdictions, the flurry of ordinances tightening control of the use of the drug or simply banning it fly in the face of the will of the voters.

 

“There’s clearly a gap between the leadership and the will of the people in some places,” said Crocker, a medical doctor.

 

Voters passed the ballot measure by 63 percent in Nov. 2008. It passed in all of Michigan’s 83 counties.

 

Crocker said he is seeing people come into his clinics who had previously believed that marijuana was nothing more than a drug to get high on. Now, after they have spoken to others who have benefited from the drug, they are asking for a medical marijuana recommendation to relieve their own symptoms.

 

“We’re seeing people 50, 60, 70 years old coming in,” he said. “Some waited a year before they decided to see us.”

 

Said Annette Crocker, a registered nurse: “They are telling us: ‘I don’t care about the taboo. If it works, I’ll try it.’”

 

When asked to predict the future of how marijuana will be seen in the state, Crocker said he believes — or at least hopes — the drug is eventually legalized.

 

“I guess that would put me out of business,” he said. “But I really don’t care.”

 

Well done Dr. Dave, if only more were like you....

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OK it seems he's legit but I still wonder if that's ALL he does. I'll have to reread the article when I''m not so tired but I don't recall those details, it seems to me that's all he does. Seeing that many people, I guess it would take up all his time. I did reread it enough to know he's ok about being out of business if mj becomes legal so that makes me feel better.

 

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I wish Kingpinn the best too, and everyone who's being dragged through this nightmare. Everyone who voted for this law believed it would be upheld and protected. We owe it to those who voted for it to let them know what's happening.

 

As far as the doc goes, NONE of this would be happening IF the primary care doctors would sign the certs without retaliation from superiors. Some people aren't as superior as they may think. Because of this fear, those clinics were created. There'd NEVER be a traveling clinic or NEED for a certification center. Our gov't CREATED ALL OF THIS! Had they been doing their job and staying out of our business, we wouldn't be having this discussion. One more thought: if that dr ONLY does MM certs, I see two eyes full of dollar signs. $ $. SO, does he monitor the patient's progress and do follow-ups? WILL he stand behind the patient in court? Does he help poor people make payment arrangements? Does he talk to you and listen to you? Does he answer your questions?

 

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i do know that are Doc was in court for us and testified for 3.5 hours and said he spent over 1/2 hour with us and the judge said he was luck to get that much time with his own Doc

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Dr. Crocker is a pain specialist. He is active in the MM movement and a stand up guy. Best Dr. visit I have had in decades. He made me feel as if he actually cared about me. Something I haven't felt in years of going to my "Insurance Company"/ Corporate doctors. I think you all know what I mean. The fact that he is making a ton of money doing it is OK with me. More power to ya doc.

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:blush:I'm glad to see positive stories about doctors. Please forgive my anger, there's so many bad ones out there, I'm just looking out for our best interest, this community is like family to me and I'm very protective of that. I remember reading about the trial and how B&T's dr. stood behind them. I'm also glad this dr. crocker seems to truly care. We need a list of good docs, there aren't as many of them as we need but everyone needs to know who's for real out there. Thanks for the heads up about him. Sorry again for my anger, I get mad when i see how much money they make on this and it makes me suspicious. Being suspicious isn't an enjoyable way to be and when I'm wrong I'm humble enough to admit it.

 

Sincerely, Sb :wub:

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:blush:I'm glad to see positive stories about doctors. Please forgive my anger, there's so many bad ones out there, I'm just looking out for our best interest, this community is like family to me and I'm very protective of that. I remember reading about the trial and how B&T's dr. stood behind them. I'm also glad this dr. crocker seems to truly care. We need a list of good docs, there aren't as many of them as we need but everyone needs to know who's for real out there. Thanks for the heads up about him. Sorry again for my anger, I get mad when i see how much money they make on this and it makes me suspicious. Being suspicious isn't an enjoyable way to be and when I'm wrong I'm humble enough to admit it.

 

Sincerely, Sb :wub:

 

Yes he did stand behind us and we thank him for that because at that time their were no worries like now and at that time i never thought of any Doc that would not stand behind their Rec:but now we know that their are Doc that wont stand be hid them

the THC-F was the first Doc to come here and they did good i knew i Quaffed from the day this Law passed you see my Hips have been like this for a long time thats why i get S.S.D i go to my Hip Doc 1 time a year for the last 10-12 years i use to go ever 6 mouths

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Yes he did stand behind us and we thank him for that because at that time their were no worries like now and at that time i never thought of any Doc that would not stand behind their Rec:but now we know that their are Doc that wont stand be hid them

the THC-F was the first Doc to come here and they did good i knew i Quaffed from the day this Law passed you see my Hips have been like this for a long time thats why i get S.S.D i go to my Hip Doc 1 time a year for the last 10-12 years i use to go ever 6 mouths

You're lucky to have a good dr. I wish we all did, our lives would be easier, especially where our medicine is concerned.

 

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You're lucky to have a good dr. I wish we all did, our lives would be easier, especially where our medicine is concerned.

 

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Torey had a good Doc too she wanted me to tell everyone tonight she had cancer she was down to 100lbs when we got are Rec we both went on the same day to THC-F she had just gotten out of the Hospital Feb 14 and we went their March 4 and was raided March 29 the Leo's knew we had went their be for we got raided i think because when i called the THC-F the next day they told me are you the guy that just got raided i said Yes why the Leo called us

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