Medical Cannabis and Professional Liability Risk
A growing number of states have enacted laws authorizing the use of cannabis to treat certain medical conditions. The use of medical cannabis for patients is, of course, up to the clinical judgement of the treating physician, provided it is legal where you practice. However, it is essential to understand that certifying or recommending medical cannabis for patients may present you with professional liability and other risks.
Why is this important?
Since California enacted the first medical cannabis law in 1996, an increasing number of states have followed suit. However, the laws, their requirements for physicians, and the eligible medical conditions vary widely from state to state
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