Windsor doctors get crash course in medical marijuana

Doctors nervous about prescribing medical marijuana got some answers Thursday night at an information session for physicians.

It was hosted by Canadian Cannabis Clinics, the company operating a cannabis clinic in Windsor.

Tim O'Callaghan, one of the physicians who attended, says marijuana has not been subjected to the same rigorous approval process as other new drugs.

"By the time it gets to us, in terms of being able to prescribe it, we've got very solid evidence around what the indications are for that medicine and what the right patient is to use it on," he said of drugs.

O'Callahan also says trying to figure out if a patient is faking an illness to get a marijuana prescription makes some doctors skeptical. 

O'Callahan, a family doctor in Amherstburg and the president of the Essex

County Medical Society, has prescribed pot once, but it's not something he does regularly.

Although, he says...

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