Number of Alberta Doctors Prescribing Medical Marijuana Jumps 50 Percent in 4 Months

At the end of 2016 there were 329 doctors registered, by April of this year it had risen to 495.

A Calgary physician says doctors are increasingly open to the idea of prescribing medical marijuana, a form of treatment that has divided the medical community.

According to the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons, there was a 50 per cent increase in the number of doctors prescribing cannabis in the first four months of this year.

At the end of 2016 there were 329 doctors registered to authorize medical marijuana for 5,254 people. By April of this year 495 doctors were prescribing to 9,995 Albertans.

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