Table 1: Medical Board/Office of the Attorney General of California Guidelines for Medical Marijuana

Physicians Recommending Medical Marijuana Need to:
  1. Take a history and conduct a good faith examination of the patient;
  2. Develop a treatment plan with objectives;
  3. Provide informed consent, including discussion of side effects;
  4. Periodically review the treatment’s efficacy;
  5. Obtain consultations, as necessary; and
  6. Keep proper records supporting the decision to recommend the use of medical marijuana.
http://www.mbc.ca.gov/board/media/releases_2004_05-13_marijuana.html
http://ag.ca.gov/cms_attachments/press/pdfs/n1601_medicalmarijuanaguidelines.pdf

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