MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minnesota doctors are reluctant to accept medical marijuana as a treatment option, according to a new survey.
The survey, conducted by Minnesota’s task force on medical cannabis therapeutic research, was given to 262 doctors from four different institutions across the state.READ MORE: Colorado Man Dies In Becker County Crash
It found the majority of the doctors think qualifying conditions need to be clearer and that there is a lot of worry about abuse of the marijuana.READ MORE: Leech Lake Residents Work To Revive Ojibwe Spiritual Traditions, One Pet At A Time
Right now, there are 479 doctors registered and authorized to certify patients who qualify for medical marijuana.
Since the program began in July, 844 patients have been approved to get the drug.MORE NEWS: 6-Year-Old Boy Run Over By Trailer At Tree Farm, Suffers Injuries
For a list of the qualifying conditions and more information on Minnesota’s medical marijuana program, visit the Minnesota Department of Health online.