April 01, 2017 Features

Cannabis and Hospitals (May Not) Mix

By Bob Morgan

Medical cannabis now enjoys 89 percent public support, and recreational cannabis use is approaching 60 percent approval across the country—but health system executives probably feel less optimistic. With 29 state-sanctioned medical cannabis programs, and eight states allowing recreational use, hospitals and health systems across the country are facing new questions about patient care, safety-sensitive jobs, and the true definition of “impairment.”

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