Canadian Doctors Divided Over Details of Legal Marijuana

As Canada prepares to legalize marijuana, the country’s doctors have a lot of concerns about the nitty-gritty of the law and how it will impact their practice, and patients.

Jeff Blackmer, vice-president of medical professionalism for the Canadian Medical Association, said it doesn’t matter whether physicians support legalization because that horse has left the barn, but “we need to figure out what we do when it is.”

To that end, the CMA surveyed physicians on a broad range of practical issues, the results of which were presented at a meeting of the group’s general council on Wednesday in Vancouver.

Currently in Canada, marijuana can be prescribed and used for medicinal purposes, but possession for recreational use is still a criminal act (at least in theory.)

– Read the entire article at The Globe and Mail.