Arizona doctors and health department officials are beginning to question the high volume of "chronic pain" related to medical marijuana recommendations coming across their desks. Health department officials claim that about 73% of all medical marijuana patients in Arizona use "chronic pain" as the main symptom for using medical cannabis.
"Health officials in Arizona say they want more detailed information on medical marijuana patients claiming 'chronic pain' on their state applications in an effort to cut down on falsified recommendations, they say. We say they're sticking their noses where they shouldn't be.
The Arizona Department of Health Services says that patients have claimed chronic pain as their main reason for using medical cannabis about 26,500 times. That's equal to about 73 percent of all medical marijuana patients in the state, and officials say it's indicative of a problem because, they argue, there can't be that many people in pain..."
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