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Prescribing measures associated with medical marijuana physician authorization status in Florida

Yun Shen
University of Florida

Objective: The Medical Use of Marijuana Act became effective in Florida in 2017, which permitted the purchase and use of medical marijuana as treatment or adjuvant therapy for a series of qualifying conditions. Physicians that complete a required course are eligible to become authorized to order medical marijuana for patients. The purpose of this study was to describe physicians who are authorized to order medical marijuana by specialty, and then compare physician Medicare prescription measures by authorization status.

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