Utah's largest health care network will allow their doctors to recommend and prescribe medical cannabis to patients.

Intermountain Healthcare's chief physician executive announced yesterday that staff members can recommend marijuana as a treatment to patients with qualifying medical conditions under state law
Dr. Mark Briesacher said the new policy was not a mandate, saying doctors can still refuse to recommend the use of medical cannabis if they choose.

University of Utah Health and MountainStar Healthcare also announced this week that their doctors would be allowed to recommend medical cannabis for their patients.

Christine Stenquist of Together for Responsible Use and Cannabis Education praised yesterday's announcement by Intermountain Healthcare.

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