Nov. 18, 2009 — Steve Lopez writes about Sona Patel who, having been an ex-model, is not your typical medical marijuana doctor.

High fashion in the medicinal high business

Dr. Sona Patel, who worked as a model while going to medical school, is not your ordinary medical marijuana specialist. Her ads and her appearance emphasize glamour.

The physician was wearing high heels, a tight-fitting white lab coat and lots of gold jewelry, which is not quite what you expect to see when you visit a pot doctor. Nor do you expect to see a chandelier the size of a Christmas tree in a waiting room decorated like an Indian palace.

Dr. Sona Patel told me that’s just who she is. Her Melrose Avenue office, she said, is designed in much the same way as her home in Hollywood.

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