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Alberta wants a diagnosis disclosure when prescribing cannabis. But that’s discriminatory, one doctor argues

By Kevin Maimann – StarMetro Edmonton

EDMONTON—Some doctors and patients are questioning a College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta requirement to disclose a patient’s diagnosis when prescribing cannabis.

The college does not require a diagnosis disclosure for any other drug.

“That’s highly sensitive information and I don’t see how that’s protecting the public in any way,” said Dr. Michael Verbora, medical director at the Toronto-based Cannabinoid Medical Clinic, which has an Edmonton location.

“All it’s doing is putting doctors who prescribe cannabis under a microscope, potentially, and it’s also creating a database perhaps, of patients, that serves no real purpose.”

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