Addressing Medical and Recreational Marijuana

October 12, 2023 | Ambulatory Care Risk Management

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The use of marijuana and cannabis products in general and for medical purposes has markedly increased since 2002:

​​​As of July 2023, at least 3.8 million people were state-legal medical marijuana (MMJ) patients, though this is considered a "significant undercount because some states do not have mandatory registries."(3)

​MMJ has shown therapeutic promise in easing symptoms associated with several serious medical and mental health conditions, though qualifying conditions for MMJ vary under state law. Some conditions on Pennsylvania's...

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