Ethical issues in medical cannabis use

Iftach Sagy, Tal Peleg-Sagy, Leonid Barski, Lior Zeller, Alan Jotkowitz

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    Abstract

    The increasing use of medical cannabis (MC) in the past decade raises several ethical considerations for the clinician. Regulatory issues stem from a gap between MC registration and certification in each country. Professional issues derive from the lack of sufficient knowledge of MC characteristics and the intersection between the physician, the patient and commercial interests. Finally, there are medical and psychological implications which are related to the use of MC regimens. We will discuss these issues in the light of the current era, in which policy has rapidly shifted toward legalization of cannabis, which influences the decisions of both clinicians and patients.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)20-22
    Number of pages3
    JournalEuropean Journal of Internal Medicine
    Volume49
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1 Mar 2018

    Keywords

    • Ethical considerations
    • Medical cannabis

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Internal Medicine

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