Medical Use of Marijuana

Posted in Latest News on August 2, 2017.

Medical marijuana may be used for patient care if it is prescribed by a qualified Florida licensed physician in a manner that is consistent with the standard of care.

Senate bill 8A, passed during the 2017 Special Session, created section 381.986, Florida Statutes, Medical use of Marijuana. The full text of this legislation can be found here.  Medical marijuana may be used for patient care if it is prescribed by a qualified Florida physician licensed under Chapter 459 or Chapter 458, Florida Statutes, in a manner that is consistent with the standard of care.

Check the websites of the Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine for notices and information about rulemaking and upcoming meetings on medical marijuana.

Here are some resources that may be useful.

Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Research and Recommendations for Research.

The Advisability and Feasibility of Developing USP Standards for Medical Cannabis.

Malpractice Liability and Medical Marijuana

Is Marijuana Addictive?



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