Medical marijuana is increasingly being introduced as an additional treatment for some conditions but unfortunately your Doctor may not yet be familiar nor perhaps sympathetic to the idea, so before you head out to see your doctor make sure you have done your research.
If you can find documentation that medical cannabis may have helped other people with your condition or is actually being used as a potential treatment, make a copy of the study, article or video and bring it to your appointment.
A reputable source, scholarly journal or academic study is the best way to inform your Doctor and will be your best evidence, but you may also bring along patient testimonials, blog posts or general articles.
Since medical cannabis – marijuana is being used as an additional or alternative treatment, you need to feel confident that your symptoms can be better managed through the use of medical cannabis – marijuana and you need to be able to convey this to your Doctor in terms that she/he can understand.
Here are a few points:
Here are 4 questions that you should ask your Doctor:
1. Given my condition, could medical cannabis be a valid treatment for me?
2. Is medical cannabis safe for me to use?
3. Will taking medical cannabis affect my other medications?
4. What are the side effects?
As new studies roll out and more jurisdictions legalize the use of medical marijuana, the medical professional will
be more and more inclined to integrate medical cannabis – marijuana as a treatment option.