17 Jan 2020

More GP patients asking for medicinal cannabis

From Summer Times 2020/2021, 9:30 am on 17 January 2020

A survey of GP's has found many are being asked for access to medicinal cannabis, and that some patients are also admitting they illegally obtain their own cannabis to self medicate.

76 general practitioners were questioned for the survey, and the findings were published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal.

The lead author, Dr Karen Oldfield explains why GP's want more research into medicinal cannabis.

Doctor writing on prescription blank and bottle with medical cannabis on table close up

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