Nurses Try To Combat Own Lack Of Knowledge Over Medical Marijuana
Because it is still against federal law, many health care professionals choose to avoid talking about the topic. But as it grows in use, some are trying to educate themselves.
Why Bay Area Nurses Are Educating Themselves About Pot
There is a growing body of data about marijuana’s medicinal benefits, and groups like the American Nurses Association acknowledge it can help with chronic pain, MS, anxiety and many other conditions. But because it’s still illegal under federal law, there aren’t a lot of places medical professionals can learn about it. And if you ask your regular doctor whether it will help your particular ailment, there’s a good chance they might not know. (Stelzer, 12/15)
In other news —
San Diego Advances Recreational Pot Shop Rules
The San Diego Planning Commission on Thursday forwarded new regulations on recreational marijuana sales to the City Council, but gave a cold reception to a proposed ban on the so-called marijuana supply chain. The rules would take the city's existing ordinance regulating medical marijuana dispensaries and apply the same rules to non-medical sales. The existing ordinance requires dispensaries to be at least 1,000 feet from a school, church, park or other dispensary. The rules would also clarify the definition of a park to exclude open space and riparian areas with little to no public access. (Bowen, 12/15)