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Cancer Patients and Veterans Report Similar Problems with Medical Cannabis: No Guidance from Doctors

By Zach Harris

More than half of American states allow medicinal cannabis use, but without sufficient direction from medical professionals, prospective patients are often left to experiment with weed on their own.

Cultural attitudes and popular opinions about cannabis are changing daily, but in physicians’ offices and hospitals across America, patients consistently report both ignorance and denial when requesting doctor consultations about medical marijuana.

According to a new deep dive from NPR as part of the network’s ongoing series “This Moment in Cancer,” cancer patients across Massachusetts have expressed frustration with local physicians who offer little advice or guidance when it comes to medical marijuana, other than a simple “yes, you can look into it.”

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