Oregon Health Authority releases new guidelines for prescribing marijuana

MEDFORD -- New guidelines from the Oregon Health Authority recommend doctors treat medical marijuana prescriptions the same way they would any other drug.

They said the minimum level of care should include a full evaluation, a follow up plan, and discuss risks. This report has been presented to the Oregon legislature. Local dispensaries hope this will pave the way for other states to look at marijuana as a viable medicine.

"We looked at the states that preceded us and took the best of what they had and omitted the worst. And I think that we have created somewhat of a model," said Clay Bearnson with Oregon Farmacy.

The report also asks physicians to advise consuming the lowest possible amount of marijuana for treatment.

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