Still on physicians’ attitude to medical marijuana


  • Olukayode Abayomi Department of Mental Health, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria
  • Emmanuel Babalola Department of Clinical Services, Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria


Medical marijuana


Desai and Patel highlighted in a recent review that “there are several issues related to medical marijuana, which concern public health such as its medical use, harmful effects, laws and physicians role.” Certainly, physician’s perspectives and position on the relative harm and benefits of marijuana contribute to the growing controversy over its legalization in western countries. Interestingly, the seeming resistance of physicians in western countries to marijuana prescription appears to mirror the position of psychiatrists in developing countries. For instance, in a recent survey of psychiatrists in Nigeria, up to 55% of psychiatrists were against the medical use of marijuana.


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How to Cite

Abayomi, O., & Babalola, E. (2017). Still on physicians’ attitude to medical marijuana. International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 3(6), 1098–1098. Retrieved from



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