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Doc Convicted Of Wrongfully Prescribing Medical Pot Sentenced To Probation

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4)- A doctor convicted of wrongfully prescribing medical marijuana was sentenced in a Larimer County Courtroom on Thursday.

While Dr. Dallas Williams was working in Windsor, undercover investigators say he gave prescriptions for medical marijuana even though the officers clearly stated they didn't have any serious conditions.

Williams was convicted of influencing a public servant.

The longtime Larimer County doctor had a large show of supporters at the courthouse from family, friends and medical marijuana supporters.

He told the judge the conviction has destroyed his reputation, ability to earn a living and caused him to lose his medical license.

"It sort of been like I've been in a bad dream, a nightmare. Having had such a good life for 73 years and then had this nightmare, this evil thing, I keep thinking it's going to go away. But this evil nightmare doesn't go away," said Williams.

The judge said Williams' refusal to acknowledge he did anything wrong is concerning.

He sentenced Williams to three years probation and 180 hours of community service.

Williams was one of two doctors caught in the undercover sting operation. The other, Dr. Joseph Montante, was also convicted and received a similar sentencing.


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