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Study: Residents confused about medical marijuana

Residency Program Insider, October 27, 2017

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Residents have a poor understanding of medical marijuana, according to a study by researchers at Saint Peter’s University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Fifty-one percent of residents who responded to a web-based questionnaire rated their understanding of medical marijuana pharmacology as poor.

The results of the study also found that 38% of residents thought medical marijuana was a prescribed substance and 78% were not sure which category it fell within the Controlled Substance Act. Self-reported medical marijuana competency also varied among specialties. Internal medicine residents considered themselves to be more competent than OB-GYN and pediatric residents combined. However, internal medicine residents reported being unprepared to counsel patients regarding medical marijuana.

Source: The American College of Chest Physicians



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