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Physicians Say They Want Better Studies on Medical Marijuana Use

Pittsburgh may be ready to decriminalize marijuana for recreational use, but a new survey suggests local physicians hold widely varying views when it comes to their willingness to prescribe marijuana for medical use, even if it were legal.

Of the 97 physicians responding to a recent Allegheny County Medical Society survey about half said they would prescribe and half said they wouldn’t, although some who opposed noted that prescribing marijuana would not apply to their specialty.

“More research is required,” one unidentified physician wrote in comments attached to the survey. [Read more at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

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