The fulfilment of the cannabis prescription, which has been prescribed to Jorja Emerson, a three-year-old British girl who suffers from severe epilepsy, demonstrates a real progression in the quest to allow patients to access pioneering treatments of medical cannabis.
In 2014, New York (NY) became the 23rd state to legalize medical marijuana (MMJ). The purpose of this survey was to collect data about practicing NY physicians’ comfort level, opinions, and experience in recommending or supporting patient use of MMJ. An anonymous web-based survey was distributed to medical societies and to academic departments in medical schools within NY. Although our study sample is small and geographically limited, our survey results highlight key physician issues that are likely applicable to practitioners in other states.