Physician doesn't have to treat cannabis-using patient: court
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An Arizona appeals court decided a physician was not required to continue seeing a patient who was using medical cannabis under that state's law.
Why this matters
The patient sued his physician under the state's "medical marijuana" law, adopted in 2010, which says medical cannabis use cannot disqualify a patient from medical care, and that users must be treated as if they are using any other type of drug.
The 3-judge appeals panel found that the law's requirement of equal treatment did not mean a physician has to treat a medical marijuana user.