55% of Rheumatologists Support Medical Marijuana, Survey Finds
More than half of rheumatology specialists surveyed by the Canadian Rheumatology Association believe cannabis can be useful in the treatment of rheumatic conditions like arthritis. The link below will take you to an article on the website Leaf Science, which cites a study first published in the journal BMC Musculoskeletal Diseases. The results of this survey reflect a trend of growing acceptance of marijuana as medicine by the mainstream medical community. But while a majority of doctors in this survey supported using cannabis, most felt that they needed to learn more about how to use it. According to Leaf Science, “90% of respondents said they would not feel confident writing a prescription that included dosing, frequency and method of administration.” Pure Green advocates for educating patients and healthcare professionals about medical marijuana. If you work in healthcare, call, email or stop by. We will be happy to answer any questions that you might have about how to safely and effectively use marijuana as medicine.