Doctors reluctant to prescribe medical cannabis, report researchers

The physicians said they were concerned about possible ill-effects on such things as cognitive development, existing mental illnesses and the possible effects of dizziness or drowsiness or drug interactions in older adults.

“This paper is demonstrating that there is a real perceived need by family physicians that more evidence, education and guidance is needed, so they can better help patients who are asking about this treatment,” said Jason Busse, associate director of the Michael G.

The recreational use of cannabis was legalized in Canada in October in 2018 and that may have been a factor in the increased use of medical cannabis, according to the report.

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