|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|5120702||1486256||2017||4 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
BackgroundDespite the frequent use of the phrase “medicalization of cannabis,” it is not clear what it means to different stakeholders involved in medical cannabis (MC) policy development. This report examines Israeli stakeholders' understandings of how cannabis should be medicalized.MethodsFollowing principles of constructivist grounded theory method, we analyzed Israeli parliament protocols and different policy documents related to MC policy and legislation.Results and discussionThere was support for the incorporation of cannabis into medicine across the various stakeholders. Nonetheless, controversies remained surrounding how cannabis should be medicalized. Specifically, whereas most stakeholders argued that cannabis should be medicalized as a medication by relying on the biomedical model of medicine, others contended that cannabis should be medicalized as a treatment, akin to how complementary or alternative treatment has been co-opted by medicine. Biomedicalization of cannabis was the dominant frame, and was supported by the Ministry of Health, which has been entrusted to oversee the MC program in Israel.ConclusionDue to its extensive experience with MC policy and its pioneering research, many consider Israel to be a leading actor in the global MC arena. It is therefore possible that other countries will follow Israel's lead in its path to the biomedicalization of cannabis.
Journal: International Journal of Drug Policy - Volume 49, November 2017, Pages 54-57