– CBC News –
There’s been a lot of pot talk in Canada in recent years, and a lot of debate over the therapeutic benefits of medical marijuana.
But the Canadian Paediatric Society wants to make one thing perfectly clear: Doctors should not be prescribing cannabis to children.
“While there is growing evidence that cannabis can be used effectively for some medical purposes there is no evidence to support the use of medical marijuana on children,” said Dr. Michael Rieder in a phone interview with CBC Vancouver.
Rieder is the lead author of a position statement Monday by the Canadian Paediatric Society.
He says the organization felt compelled to issue it because doctors are increasingly being asked about marijuana prescriptions for children.