Medical Marijuana: A Hazy State of Affairs for Nurses : AJN The American Journal of Nursing


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But nurses are caught in a difficult position. Yes, medical marijuana may be legal according to the laws of a state, but at the federal level the drug remains a Schedule I controlled substance … This dichotomy creates a tension between patients wanting to use marijuana for certain conditions and traditional medical providers fearful of backlash from law enforcement or federal agencies.

 

Source: Medical Marijuana: A Hazy State of Affairs for Nurses : AJN The American Journal of Nursing

Editor’s Note: This article from the American Journal of Nursing was published in 2014 but, sadly, much of the information is still pertinent to the issue.

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