Doctors still sceptical of medicinal cannabis, study finds


Medical professionals want more information about medicinal cannabis before they start prescribing it to patients, a new study has found.

Researchers from the Queensland University of Technology conducted a wide-ranging review of 26 published studies across Australia, the United States, Canada and Ireland.

QUT pharmacy PhD candidate Kyle Gardiner led the analysis and said the main theme running through all the studies was that medical professionals broadly supported the idea of medicinal cannabis but lacked information about it.

“Health professionals support medicinal cannabis but that support is sometimes offset by their concerns,” Mr Gardiner said.

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