Cannabis in hospice growing demand and acceptance for end-of-life care – Forbes 6/25/19

A new study finds hospice professionals overwhelmingly support using medical cannabis for hospice patients.

In hospices across North America, medical cannabis is increasingly replacing mind-muddling medications to enable patients to experience their final days relaxed and without pain, able to interact with loved ones consciously and coherently.

The utility of cannabis in elder-care and palliative settings is supported in an important new study recently published in the Journal of Palliative Care. A total of 310 palliative care professionals, including nurses, administrators and physicians from 40 different states responded to a survey on practice, experience and opinions regarding medical cannabis (MC), as part of the largest national survey on this topic to date.