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The practical knowledge, experience and beliefs of US emergency medicine physicians regarding medical Cannabis: A national survey

Published:January 30, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2020.01.059
      Medical cannabis is legal in 33 US states [

      Source: National Conference of state legislatures. Accessed May 4, 2019 at http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/state-medical-marijuana-laws. aspx.

      ] but remains federally illegal. The majority of legal states require physicians to provide cannabis recommendations in order for patients to have access to it. Our primary study objective was to assess the knowledge, experience and beliefs regarding medical cannabis in US emergency medicine (EM) physicians. A secondary objective was to determine any effects based on demographic variables.

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