A St. Louis-based marijuana trade industry group announced Thursday morning that it developed a new training program for Missouri doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers.

The goal is to help providers "more effectively consult" with patients looking at medical cannabis as a treatment option.

Typically, marijuana is not a topic given much study in medical school, doctors say.

The Missouri Medical Cannabis Trade Association said its "Medical Cannabis Primer for Healthcare Professionals" was created in response to "growing physician demand for reliable information" since Missouri began implementing Amendment 2, the medical marijuana law chosen by a 2-to-1 vote in the general elections of Nov. 2018.

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Gregory J. Holman ~ Springfield News-Leader ~

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