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My patient would like medical cannabis for their use but I do not believe the therapy will help with their condition. Am I obligated to approve medical cannabis for patients upon request?

Posted July 8, 2020

Physicians are not obligated to authorize cannabis for medical purposes. Physicians must use their knowledge of the patient and evidence-based guidelines to decide whether or not to use (or approve) any therapy for a patient, recognizing that the best interest of the patient is paramount.