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2022 Sep 08

BMC Complement Med Ther



Healthcare practitioner perceptions on barriers impacting cannabis prescribing practices.


Hachem Y, Abdallah SJ, Rueda S, Wiese JL, Mehra K, Rup J, Cowan J, Vigano A, Costiniuk CT
BMC Complement Med Ther. 2022 Sep 08; 22(1):237.
PMID: 36076191.


Canadians seeking medical cannabis (MC) may encounter difficulties in finding a healthcare provider (HCP) who authorizes their access to it. Barriers that HCPs face in authorizing MC are unclear. The objectives of this study were to evaluate HCP opinions, knowledge, comfort, and practice in MC prescribing and counseling on recreational cannabis use, and whether the COVID-19 pandemic affected MC prescribing practices.