Can a Doctor Refuse to Treat a Patient Who Takes Cannabis?

Can a Doctor Refuse to Treat a Patient Who Takes Cannabis?

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Is it legal or right for a doctor to refuse to treat a patient who uses cannabis? Should you tell your doctor that you use cannabis? These are loaded questions with potentially serious consequences. Here’s a NY Times Magazine article that addresses some of the ethics involved.

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