Nursing with medical marijuana card...

  1. Long time lurker here.

    So I have cancer. Papillary Carcinoma of my Thyroid. Diagnosed in 2011. I have one RAI treatment left to use and I am saving that in case it spreads to my bone, lung or brain. Had multiple surgeries on my neck. I now have what my surgeon calls a Chernobyl Necklace. I still have cancer in my neck. This is a strictly surgical disease at this instance, but since tumor is extremely close to my larengeal nerve, surgeon will not operate on it unless it gets larger.

    Enter Cannabis Oil.

    Studies have shown tumor reduction with the use of topical cannabis oil in my type of cancer.

    If I have a medical card, FROM a DOCTOR, would the BON of PA still revoke my license?
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  3. by   VivaLasViejas
    As unfair as it is, ingesting cannabis of any kind is incompatible with holding a nursing license or maintaining employment as a nurse. At least that's how it is in my state, which has extremely liberal laws regarding marijuana/cannabis. I don't even want to think how it would be in a state that hasn't legalized it.

    That said, I wish you the best in your treatment and care of your illness. Sometimes taking care of ourselves is more important than what we do for a living. Hugs.

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