Physicians-in-training are not prepared to prescribe medical marijuana.

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“While medical marijuana use is legal in more than half of U.S. states, evidence is limited about the preparation of physicians-in-training to prescribe medical marijuana. We asked whether current medical school and graduate medical educational training prepare physicians to prescribe medical marijuana.

Our study highlights a fundamental mismatch between the state-level legalization of medical marijuana and the lack of preparation of physicians-in-training to prescribe it. With even more states on the cusp of legalizing medical marijuana, physician training should adapt to encompass this new reality of medical practice.”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28892720

http://www.drugandalcoholdependence.com/article/S0376-8716(17)30441-6/fulltext

 

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