CA Medical Association won't back medical pot bill because of lack of research

April 23, 2014 10:01 PM

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CA Medical Association won't back medical pot bill because of lack of research

The California Medical Association says its opposition to a bill in the state legislature that would require doctors to be more involved with medical marijuana patients is based on the lack of solid science on medical pot, a situation linked to its ongoing status as an illegal drug under federal law.

State Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) is carrying the bill, SB 1262. It would require doctors to examine patients and discuss the risks of medical marijuana. If a patient is under 21, a pediatrician would have to prescribe the cannabis.

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