Those seeking medical marijuana cards in Missouri should use caution when finding physician

December 09, 2022

The recent passage of an amendment to the Missouri constitution will soon make it legal to purchase marijuana for recreational use. Previously, Missouri residents only were able to purchase marijuana for medicinal use.

Missouri's medicinal marijuana program will still be in place once the new amendment becomes law. Better Business Bureau(R) (BBB(R)) warns those seeking to purchase a medical marijuana card to use caution when seeking out a physician for medical card approval.

Consumers from throughout Missouri have told BBB about businesses which take upfront payment for consultations and do not follow up on their promise to approve them for a card.

The latest business to fall under BBB's scrutiny is HealthCity MD, LLC, which is located in Brentwood. Consumers told BBB they paid the business for consultations which never took place. Consumers said they did not receive refunds nor could they reach the business. HealthCity MD, LLC has an "F" rating, the lowest on BBB's scale, due to recent unanswered complaints.

Consumers said they paid HealthCity MD, LLC to have virtual meetings with Dr. Zinia Thomas, who is listed as the registered agent for the company in paperwork filed with the Missouri secretary of state. Several of the people who registered complaints at BBB said they previously worked with Dr. Thomas and had no issues.

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