The resolution, if approved, would direct the hospital’s administrative and medical staff to review and research the clinical and legal implications of using medical marijuana in the hospital and report back to the board. …. The California Hospital Association, which opposes Prop. 64, does not keep any information on whether hospitals allow the use of medical marijuana on their campuses, said Jan Emerson-Shea, spokeswoman for the trade group. State law allows physicians to “recommend” rather than “prescribe” medical marijuana, a distinction that could pose legal problems, Emerson said.
Editor’s Note: Headlines with “could” in the title are often misleading and should be read carefully. Cannabis Nurse News makes every effort to present factual information that can be used by medical cannabis nurses in the clinical practice, not speculation. This article is important, however, because it is one of the few that discusses an emerging issue: the use of cannabis by patients who are hospitalized or in a medical facility (e.g. nursing homes).