Pembroke Pines Doc Accused Of Illegally Prescribing Patients Marijuana

Police in South Florida say a 66-year-old doctor is accused of giving patients medical marijuana cards without meeting them in person.

Tommy Louisville allegedly used closed-circuit television to evaluate patients who came to Miracle Leaf Health Center in Pembroke Pines. 

Police arrested Louisville on Thursday and had his medical license restricted. 

Prosecutors say he appears to be the first Florida doctor charged with illegally prescribing marijuana since voters legalized the drug in 2016.

Police said Louisville approved a prescription for one patient who said his employer drug-tested him and he needed an excuse for his positive results.

Louisville faces two misdemeanor counts of unlawful issuance of a medical marijuana certification.

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