Oregon Nurses Association Position Statement on the Therapeutic Use of Marijuana

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    Summary: Since the initial Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) position statement on medical marijuana in 1997, there is an increasing body of research on therapeutic effects of grown marijuana and, outside the United States, marijuana-derived medications for specific illnesses. However, research to measure the impact of marijuana use on work performance is sparse. When nurses deliver direct care, patient safety is the primary concern. At the same time, nurses are entitled to the same privacy for their health treatments and the same protections in the workplace as other health professionals. In the absence of clear evidence regarding the impact on performance when a nurse uses marijuana therapeutically to relieve symptoms, ONA supports the following:

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    Date: January 16, 2014

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