We had an interesting topic in discussion today about how the State Board Of Nursing is pro medical marijuana.
For many people suffering from chronic pain it's a great alternative to narcotics - which in my opinion hold a much higher risk for destruction of life style through addiction.
What I could not answer, nor anybody else in the class - since none of us are Nurses - is will a RN lose their license for receiving a Medical Marijuana License legally in the state of California (or any other state where it is legal) and testing positive on a urine screen?
What are your thoughts on this? Should Medical Marijuana continue to be an alternative choice for those suffering from chronic pain? Should Nurses who suffer from chronic pain - with legitimate medical conditions - be allowed to use Medical Marijuana? Can Nurses who have Medical Marijuana card continue their practice without fear of bias judgment by their place of work due to the Federal vs. State laws on the drug?