Ethical issues in medical cannabis use

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

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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
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2018


  • Ethical considerations
  • Medical cannabis


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