A Grand Traverse County medical marijuana clinic is looking to educate healthcare professionals on the benefits of cannabis

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A Grand Traverse County medical marijuana clinic is looking to educate physicians about how to recommend cannabis to patients.

The Center for Compassion says not many doctors and nurses know how to recommend medical marijuana to patients.

The organization is working to educate healthcare professionals on the benefits of cannabis.

Michael Thueis the owner of Center for Compassion.

“When it comes to severe chronic pain, severe nausea, the THC is very beneficial in treating those conditions.”

Thue said Michigan’s medical marijuana law needs improvement, but physicians who recommend medical marijuana are legally protected.

“In the law, the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act of 2008 it gives doctors and nurses a protection from working with clients, and helping doctors understand they’re not writing a prescription it’s not something that is going to affect their medical malpractice insurance because they’re not receiving anything to a patient.”

Thue said marijuana can help Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and nausea, among other medical conditions.