Only as a ‘last-resort’: RACGP issues medical cannabis guidance

MEDICINAL cannabis has scant evidence of efficacy and should only be considered as a last resort and in rare circumstances, the RACGP stresses in a new position statement.

The college reckons more patients are going to start requesting the treatment on the back of media coverage and recent changes to legislation creating a “perception of easy access”.

But it cautions that the evidence is presently weak and the risk of adverse events three times higher than with placebo or alternative treatments.

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