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Survey: Minnesota Doctors Are Hesitant on Medical Marijuana Program

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A new survey shows many doctors in Minnesota are reluctant to accept medical marijuana as a treatment option.

The survey was released Tuesday to the state’s Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research. It was conducted by task force member Dr. Charles Reznikoff, an addiction specialist at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

Reznikoff sought opinions on medical marijuana from 262 doctors at four institutions across Minnesota. The majority of doctors said the qualifying conditions need to be clearer, Minnesota Public Radio News reported.

Many doctors said they don’t want to be burdened by the program, for which sales of medical marijuana pills, oils and vapors began in July. They also said they are nervous about registering patients, and worry about it at a time when so many people are abusing opioids. [Read more at The Cannabist at The Denver Post]

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