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2022 Jun 13

J Cannabis Res



Healthcare provider and medical cannabis patient communication regarding referral and medication substitution: the Canadian context.


Holman A, Kruger DJ, Lucas P, Ong K, Bergmans RS, Boehnke KF
J Cannabis Res. 2022 Jun 13; 4(1):32.
PMID: 35698183.


Patients use medical cannabis for a wide array of illnesses and symptoms, and many substitute cannabis for pharmaceuticals. This substitution often occurs without physician oversight, raising patient safety concerns. We aimed to characterize substitution and doctor-patient communication patterns in Canada, where there is a mature market and national regulatory system for medical cannabis.