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Who are the stakeholders both in support of and in opposition to medicinal cannabis use?
The stakeholders who are involved in the debate of medicinal use of cannabis include the medical practitioners and the legal fraternity. While the issue of medical marijuana has become an increasingly intense medical matter, it as well goes on to stir the embers of lawful arguments. Activists on both sides go on to battle at state and federal government levels about the use of cannabis as a medicine. Some of the medical practitioners however support the use of cannabis for medicinal use. Medical practitioners have used cannabis as an extremely effective and safe medication for a lot of patients with chronic pain (Webb & Webb, 2014).
2. What does current medical/nursing research say regarding the increasing use of medicinal cannabis?
The recent medical research regarding the increasing use of medicinal cannabis suggests that in stark comparison to Opioids and other accessible pain medications, cannabis is comparatively not addicting and has the top safety proof of any known pain prescription. No deaths have been attributed to overdosing or direct consequences of medication (Clark, Capuzzi & Fick, 2011). Adverse effects are meek and can be evaded by titrating the dosage using smokeless vaporizers. Even if there are some health concerns, from a clinical point of view, in managed situations like the ones being suggested by proponents of therapeutic use, the positive outcomes would seem to outweigh the negative ones greatly.
3. What are the policy and future practice implications based on the current prescribed rate of cannabis?
Based on the prescribed rate of cannabis, the future practice implications might include addiction and resistance. People might become addicted to the drug due to its prescription for pain relieving use or other medicinal use. People may also develop resistance to the drug in the future due to continued use.