Therapeutic Cannabis Use in 2018: Where Do We Stand?

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Lancet Psychiatry


Cannabis is a controversial topic of great interest to millions of people around the world. Although many countries implement liberal cannabis policies, including decriminalisation and legalisation of recreational cannabis, the stand on therapeutic use of cannabis is divided worldwide. As of November 2018, 30 countries have initiated policies that allow the use of cannabis or cannabinoids for the treatment of specific medical conditions. Patients worldwide are interested in cannabis as a possible medical treatment and as a result, healthcare professionals seek guidance on this issue.

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