Minnesota docs hesitant on medical marijuana program, survey shows


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Samples of medical cannabis from manufacturer Minnesota Medical Solutions are displayed in Otsego, Minn., on May 5, 2015. Minnesota law allows registered patients to purchase non-smokable marijuana, in pill form or vials of infused oil. (Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune file via AP)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A new survey shows many doctors in Minnesota are reluctant to accept medical marijuana as a treatment option.

The survey was released Tuesday to the state’s Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research. It was conducted by task force member Dr. Charles Reznikoff, an addiction specialist at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

Many doctors are reluctant to prescribe marijuana, citing worry over opioid abuse and a fear of being challenged by patients, as well as a lack of education.

Source: Minnesota docs hesitant on medical marijuana program, survey shows | The Cannabist  

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