What to know before prescribing cannabis: JAOA research finds rates of absorption and psychoactive effects vary



For DOs managing the care of patients with chronic neuropathic or cancer pain, cannabis may be a viable treatment option. However, physicians are urged to counsel patients on the appropriate use of cannabis due to the possibility of varied and unpredictable effects, including schizophrenia and other psychiatric issues, according to comprehensive research in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.