There were similar stories during Prohibition about easygoing, good ol' boy doctors prescribing "medicinal alcohol" for friends and relatives looking for a little otherwise illegal booze.
Of course, Colorado voters have now approved the legalization of pot, so that state's medical marijuana plan may be totally unnecessary, in the same way that repeal of Prohibition made booze prescriptions obsolete.
Consumer protection officials here say more than 500 Connecticut residents have now signed up for the medical marijuana program.
Blick, who testified before the General Assembly in favor of medical marijuana legislation, says he and other doctors are worried about people looking for a pot prescription going "doctor hopping" to find a physician who will help them out.
Rubenstein doesn't think that's going to be any worse than patients who now go shopping for a doctor who will give them the controlled drug they think they need.
"Patients look around for doctors who will treat them the way they think they should be treated," says Rubenstein. "It's not a different problem than patients trying to get other controlled substances prescribed."