While the possession, sale, and use of marijuana remains illegal at the federal level, it can now be used for medical purposes in 29 states, as well as in the Washington D.C. area (1).
Certifying patients for medical cannabis is now a reality greatly anticipated by many.
Yet despite this growing acceptance of its obvious therapeutic value, many healthcare professionals admittedly lack the knowledge necessary for certifying patients for medical cannabis properly.
There are many reasons for this lack of cannabis knowledge, but what matters most is that we begin to address it. That’s what we hope to do in the following sections — to provide physicians and other medical professionals a general guide to certifying patients for medical cannabis use.