How to Talk to Your Doctor or Health Care Provider about Cannabis?

In recent years, cannabis use has found acceptance among law agency and the community alike. But old stereotypes die hard and fears of being labeled as a stoner remains to this day. Which is unfortunate given the reputation of marijuana as a medical panacea to a range of medical ailments.

So, how should you talk about it with your doctor?

In this video, we will help you in initiating a conversation with your doctor regarding Cannabis.

Find medical marijuana doctors near you

Not all doctors are alike, so it’s helpful to find out more about your doctor or clinic before making an appointment. Our doctors understand that every patient is different and give them the time and attention they deserve. Our team of physicians has experience, empathy and honesty, something they don’t teach at medical schools.

Be honest

Before we begin, it is important to mention that marijuana doctors are accustomed to keeping your conversations confidential. So, even if you are already consuming cannabis, feel confident to say so. Feel free to share any concerns or health issues you feel your doctor should know about.

Be clear about your choice

Explain why you are using Cannabis or want to use and what the outcome will be. The more detailed you are, the better the doctor will be able to diagnose you. So, share as much information as you can.

Ask questions

To ensure the chances of finding the right treatment for yourself, it is important for you to ask as many questions you have about medical cannabis and how it may affect you. Some of these questions may include-

• How will cannabis interact with other medications?

• The best mode of consumption

• Dosage limits

• Strains suiting your medical condition

• Right Frequency of using medical cannabis

• Expected side effects, if any

Online Research:

In addition to asking all these questions with your doctor, we would also highly recommend you to conduct your own research online and find answers to any specific questions that you might have. There’s plenty of help online to help patients who wish to use medical marijuana.

Online Medical Card Team


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