TITLE

New dosage limits for medical marijuana: But where's the science?

AUTHOR(S)
Comeau, Pauline
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/11/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 6, p556
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the Canadian federal department Health Canada is recommending more studies for authorized marijuana use by doctors. Health Canada medical marijuana officers cite three studies including "Medical Cannabis: Rationale Guidelines for Dosing," while recommending 1-3 grams of marijuana dosage for patients. Mark Ware of McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, states that marijuana's strength and form of use can influence its therapeutic effectiveness. Some physicians authorizing more than 5 grams of marijuana comment on withdrawing from the program because they are constantly being scrutinized. Canadian Medical Association doctors suggest that physicians using marijuana should read reliable studies and ask patients to sign a release liability form.
ACCESSION #
26595469

 

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