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Medical Cannabis 

Medical Cannabis
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Medical Cannabis
Author(s):

Tabitha A. Washington

, Khalilah Brown

, and Gilbert Fanciullo

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199827602.003.0031
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date: 18 September 2019

Fifteen States in the US and many countries in the world now permit the use of marijuana as a treatment for chronic pain. There is an expanding body of knowledge endorsing the efficacy of the drug but limited and disputed data surrounding safety. Patients will be asking their providers to help them make decisions regarding the use of marijuana for chronic pain and they must understand the issues.

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