Cam nurses use medical marijuana? - page 2

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Does anyone know if medical marijuana in California is an option for a practicing RN? It has been recommended to me from a doctor as an alternative to other medication, but I do not want to risk my license. If I understand the... Read More

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    CA BON action:

    ection 2761 states, in pertinent part: "The board may take disciplinary action against a certified or licensed nurse ... for any ofthe following: "(a) Unprofessional conduct, which includes, but is not limited to, the following:

    "(d) Violating or attempting to violate, directly or indirectly, or assisting in or abetting the violating of, or conspiring to violate any provision or term oft his chapter or regulations adopted pursuant to it."

    10: Code section-2762 states, in pertinent part: "In addition to other acts constituting unprofessional conduct within the meaning ofthis chapter [the Nursing Practice Act], it is unprofessional conduct for a person licensed under this chapter to do any of the following: ...
    (a) Obtain or possess in violation o flaw, or prescribe, or except as directed by a licensed physician and surgeon, dentist, or podiatrist administer to himself or herself, or furnish or administer to another, any controlled substance as defined in Division 10 (commencing with Section 11000) ofthe Health and Safety Code or any dangerous drug or dangerous device as def
    med in Section 4022. (b) Use any controlled substance as dev

    fmed in Division 10 (commencing with Section 11000) of the Health and Safety Code, or any dangerous drug or dangerous device as defmed in Section 4022, or alcoholic beverages, to an extent or in a manner dangerous or injurious to himself or herself, any other person, or the public or to the extent that such use impairs his or her ability to conduct with safety to the public the, practice authorized by his or her license"
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    Do you have the same concerns for nurses who take sleeping pills, pain medication, anxiolytics or other medications? Just curious.
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