APRNs Must Stay Educated About Medical Cannabis in Cancer Care

Kristen Baileys, RN, MSN, CRNP, OCN®


As more U.S. states approve the use of medical cannabis, oncology advanced practice RNs (APRNs) may see increasing inquiries from patients who are interested in using it to manage cancer-related symptoms. However, the drug remains illegal under federal law, confounding research efforts for its use in cancer care and limiting the generation of supportive evidence.

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