Hostility from peers, a lack of dosage information and the difficulty of sourcing independent educational resources all play into a GP’s decision whether to prescribe medicinal cannabis, a new study has found, as the industry’s ‘wild west’ reputation was again highlighted as a cause of concern among medical practitioners.

The oft-cited lack of hard clinical evidence, the time-consuming nature of prescribing cannabis and the high cost of the medication were also identified as key considerations, academics from Monash University found.

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Steve has reported for a number of consumer and B2B titles over a journalism career spanning more than three decades. He is a regulator contributor to health journal, The Medical Republic, writing on...

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