Health Professionals Support Cannabis Legalization For Therapeutic Use

  • According to survey data published online in the Journal of Palliative Medicine, a majority of hospice health professionals favor allowing the legally regulated use of cannabis for terminally ill patients.

    A 16-item questionnaire was utilized by investigators at the University of Pennsylvania for assessing the knowledge, experience, and views of hospice professionals regarding the use of marijuana in terminally ill patients.

    Authors concluded, “The study results revealed that, like the general public, hospice health care providers are generally in favor of legalization of marijuana and, if legalized, would support its use in symptom management for their terminally ill patients.”

    Many health professional organizations, including the American Nurses Association, and the American Public Health Association, have enacted resolutions in support of allowing patients the legal alternative to use cannabis therapy.

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