As interest in medical cannabis ramps up, the need for open and ongoing discussion between scientists, clinicians, regulators and patients has never been clearer.
Rich Whitworth | | Opinion
The medical cannabis landscape is changing fast. And there are few people who can fully understand the ramifications of shifting policy – be it complete legalization, limited access or absolute prohibition. How will these three approaches play out against a backdrop of growing demand?
Stories in the press cover everything from barriers to access (“A mother’s fight to get medical cannabis for her son” – FT) to squabbles over the role of celebrities in the ongoing debate (“Longtime medicinal cannabis advocate warns Pete Evans involvement invites ‘controversy’” – News.com.au). The upshot? The seemingly interchangeable terms “medical cannabis” and “medicinal cannabis” are increasingly entering the public consciousness, fueling curiosity. Patients are looking for (the right) answers.
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