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Prescribing Medical Marijuana

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You are correct, no one can "prescribe" but in my state an MD/NP/PA can get certified to "recommend" it. Essentially you certify that patient has one of the "approved" conditions with "approved" complications - state publishes a list - and patient takes that to a dispensary.

I agree, too much legal limbo, especially with current federal administration being quite anti-weed.

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I work in neuro, and I just heard that in my state they are about to legalize CBD prescribing for Dravet Syndrome and Lennox-Gastaux Syndrome - those two diagnoses only. It also is apparently going to be a Schedule I drug. We actually don't have any pediatrics in our practice currently, so until they aporive it for something else, this won't apply to us, anyway. Not that I would be prescribing it, being that it's Schedule I. Funny, considering you can get it anywhere. I get asked about CBD almost daily. I have patients that use marijuana for seizures and MS. One of them bakes it into brownies. If they are smoking it, I always tell them to stop. If they are going to do it (which of course I can't recommend), they should at least make it a little safer and consume it. Smoking it is so bad for you, I could never recommend that. I'm not entirely sure I could recommend marijuana in general.

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