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Saturday, April 8, 2017
Medical Cannabis: Why Physician Support Hasn’t Kept Pace With Public Approval
With nationwide acceptance for medical cannabis at an all-time high, a remarkable majority of physicians are still unwilling to certify patients. All too often those suffering from severe and chronic conditions are denied certification from their network of treating physicians.
This begs the question – Why do many physicians refrain from exploring medical cannabis as a treatment option? Why do certain hospitals and practice groups explicitly forbid their affiliated physicians from certifying patients? Why haven’t we reached a critical mass of support?