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Marijuana, Ethical Dilemma

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    March 9, 2014 11:06:29 AM PDT

    Patients who are on controlled substance agreements with their physician often have urine testing for drugs of abuse. If the urine drug screen returns positive for marijuana or THC, should the treating physician terminate the agreement. What if the patient said that they went to Washington over the weekend, legally smoked marijuana in Washington, and then returned to California. Then, on Monday, their UDS returned positive for Marijuana.

    Is it ethical or legal to terminate the patient's controlled substance agreement based on their legal smoking of marijuana in Washington? 


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    April 24, 2015 3:19:13 PM PDT

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