Island Health sets rules for medical marijuana in hospitals
The nurses aren’t dispensing “purple kush” or Island “sweet skunk” with the evening meds. But hospitals on Vancouver Island are making way for medical marijuana use by patients.
Dr. Richard Jones, the director of Pharmacy Services with Island Health, helped to draft guidelines for medical marijuana use in health facilities.
He spoke with On the Island host Gregor Craigie about the rules and the challenges for patients and health providers.
How many patients have wanted to use marijuana in hospitals?
We’ve had a couple at this point in time in our acute services. We’ve had several in our residential care service.