Study: Doctors-in-training not prepared to recommend MMJ

The vast majority of medical students aren’t learning about the medicinal applications of marijuana, according to a new study.

Without doctors who are properly educated on how to recommend medical cannabis, business owners in states with MMJ programs could face bottlenecks in getting product to customers.

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis surveyed 258 medical residents and fellows across the country and found that nine out of 10 aspiring physicians believe they are inadequately prepared to recommend MMJ as a treatment, HealthDay News reported.

The news outlet also found that the Association of Medical Colleges database showed only 9% of medical schools had medical marijuana on the curriculum.

Another survey – of curriculum deans at 101 medical schools – concluded that over two-thirds of graduates weren’t prepared to recommend medical marijuana and one-fourth couldn’t answer questions about MMJ.