Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Publications & Resources

January / February 2017

Publish Date: 
2017-03
Cover Story: 
What about cannabis?

Conversations about cannabis – whether used medicinally or for recreation – are heating up as the federal government works towards legalization of the drug.

What about cannabis, Amy?”

The question catches RN Amy Archer off guard because it’s coming from a 70-year-old woman discussing her 94-year-old mother’s care plan. It’s not unusual
for Archer to discuss cannabis as a palliative pain and symptom management consultant for the Region of Durham, but she never expected it from this particular client.

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