Medical students not trained to prescribe medical marijuana: Many states allow medical pot, but few med schools address it — ScienceDaily

Posted: September 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

More than half of the states in the US now allow some type of legal marijuana use, primarily medical marijuana. But, in a survey of medical residents and deans at the nation’s medical schools, researchers have found that the majority of schools are not teaching their students about medical marijuana, and the majority of students don’t feel prepared to discuss the subject with patients.

Source: Medical students not trained to prescribe medical marijuana: Many states allow medical pot, but few med schools address it — ScienceDaily

 

Many people, with whom I’ve spoken about cannabis, say “I’ll ask my doctor about it”.  They might as well ask the neighborhood drug dealer, who may know more than their doctor about it.  Big Pharma, who see cannabis as a threat to their profits, denounce cannabis if they mention it at all.  And, they provide many grants for medical schools and text books.  Any wonder as to why your doctor is clueless about cannabis?  My readers– all of you– know more about cannabis than most doctors do.  It is up to us to know the good, the bad, and the ugly about cannabis, it’s side effects, its efficacies, and its contraindications.  Educate yourselves.  This blog is a good starting point.

AuntieBS

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