Medical Marijuana - Medical, Legal, Social and Political Issues
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The Development and Evolution of the Cannabis Dispensary


Throughout this week, we have been discussing the development and evolution of cannabis dispensaries in the United States.  We will end this week by examining the trends of medical cannabis use across the country.

 

Editors' Note:  Medical marijuana has become an important area of study in healthcare. Doctors and healthcare professionals must understand the medical, legal, social and political issues to best respond to their patients’ questions and attend to their needs.  This content area is not intended to encourage or dissuade the use of medical marijuana, but has been created to provide a balanced portrayal of the research in this area.  The Drug Enforcement Agency issued “The DEA Position on Marijuana” in January 2011, which is their most recent position statement and provides information about medical marijuana and issues related to the conflicts between federal and state law.



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This week's content additionally qualifies for the following CME designations: Medical Marijuana