Medical Cannabis

Tabitha A. Washington, Khalilah Brown and Gilbert Fanciullo

in Pain

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199827602
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322909 | DOI:

Series: What Do I Do Now

Medical Cannabis

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Fifteen States in the US and many countries in the world now permit the use of marijuana as a treatment for chronic pain. There is an expanding body of knowledge endorsing the efficacy of the drug but limited and disputed data surrounding safety. Patients will be asking their providers to help them make decisions regarding the use of marijuana for chronic pain and they must understand the issues.

Chapter.  1457 words. 

Subjects: Neurology ; Pain Medicine

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