Quebec Hospital to Allow Medical Marijuana Use

Doctors, dentists and pharmacists at the Sherbrooke University Hospital Centre (CHUS) have voted to allow patients to use medical marijuana in “exceptional circumstances and in certain conditions.”

The decision comes after a doctor at the hospital granted Charles Bury, the former editor of the Sherbrooke Record and well-known figure in the Eastern Townships, the right to use vaporized medical marijuana in his Sherbrooke hospital room while waiting to be transferred to a palliative care facility.

A longtime newspaper man, Bury become an advocate for medical marijuana later in life. He had liver cancer and died in February.

That incident prompted the hospital’s council of physicians, dentists and pharmacists to come up with a clear policy on the practice. It voted in favour of allowing patients to use vaporized medical marijuana during a general assembly Tuesday, according to a news release.

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