Pediatricians warn evidence doesn’t support marijuana prescriptions

There is little evidence supporting the use of medical cannabis in children and most front-line doctors should not be prescribing the drug to young people, the Canadian Pediatric Society (CPS) warns in a new policy statement.

Michael Rieder, chair of the society’s drug therapy and hazardous substances committee and author of the new statement, says the federal government should “revisit” the status of medical marijuana to improve how it is prescribed and research what regulatory system would work best.

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