New York to require training for doctors to OK medical marijuana


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ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state will require physicians to complete an educational course before they can authorize medical marijuana for patients – an unusual mandate not applied to other new drugs or seen in other states with medical marijuana programs.

State officials say the 4½-hour, $250-online course will inform doctors about a complex drug treatment not covered in medical school. But while the investment of time and money is modest, some patient advocates worry the inconvenience could discourage physicians from participating, ultimately limiting patient access.

Source:  New York to require training for doctors to OK medical marijuana | CBS News

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