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Don't overlook cannabis dispensaries as a resource for patients and physicians, says local doctor

While some might see them as a source for recreational cannabis, a recent study has shown that dispensaries in Vancouver and Victoria are important resources for patients and physicians looking to further their medical cannabis education.

As a palliative care physician in Metro Vancouver, Dr. Amrish Joshi knew his patients were using cannabis from local compassion clubs and dispensaries as a way to ease their pain. Some were up front about their use, but most kept quiet unless they were asked.

“It is entangled, this medicinal and recreational use, which then really affects how patients and doctors approach this subject in terms of caring for themselves,” Joshi told the Straight last month over the phone from his office in Richmond.

Original author: Marijuana News
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