Capsule Commentary for Azcarate Et Al., Medical Reasons for Marijuana Use, Forms of Use, and Patient Perception of Physician Attitudes Among the US Population

Published in: Journal of General Internal Medicine, Volume 35, page 2252 (2020). doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-05843-w

Posted on RAND.org on April 13, 2021

by Rosanna Smart, Bryce Pardo

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As a growing number of jurisdictions liberalize access to cannabis, healthcare providers will increasingly need to consult with patients about their cannabis use. Given overlapping patterns of cannabis use for medical and recreational purposes, physicians need to better understand varied reasons and factors for using cannabis to treat symptoms of a particular condition or for other non-medical purposes.

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