The thought of doctors smoking Cannabis is frightening, knowing the data on smoking. Doctors using Cannabis and CBD are another thing altogether. The fact is different generations were overlapping now in 2021. The perceptions about Cannabis are mixed. Doctors in their field of choice have opinions about its use and reasons for using and not using it. It is a discussion we will continue to have. The science relating to Cannabis and its benefit to humanity. Using it wisely is very important. Being knowledgeable about the plant is also very important.
Smoking Cannabis and Doctors
Smoking cigarettes has been a concern, and much literature about its danger to the body is no secret. Even alcohol we know to be dangerous, there is legislation for use. Although the information is out there about the dangers of using both cigarettes and alcohol, people still indulge, even children, though unknown by parents and guardians, until unforeseen situations occur.
Doctors smoking Cannabis percentages differ, and here are some startling statistics to back this up.
I am convinced it is because of the patients that have come into the emergency rooms for treatments related to Cannabis use; or the perceived contributions that translate into these numbers.
A GALLUP poll in 2014, as published on the Medscape website: Quote, “Among physicians who responded to the current Medscape survey, 59% of those who have ever used marijuana support total legalization, and 20% support it only for medicinal purposes. Even among physicians who have never used marijuana, 51% support some form of legalization (23% total and 28% medicinal). Positions on marijuana legalization vary somewhat by specialty.” End quote.
Marijuana legalization Supported by Specialty.
Based on the paragraph above and the rest of the document here in Medscape, it is clear that legislation and legalization are in the top 50% of the interviewed doctors. They are also very concerned about decriminalization as well. Education about Cannabis and how it does help patients with whatever ailments there are is essential. Whether doctors ever used Cannabis; once or periodically during their years on this earth is irrelevant. Their advocating for patients is commendable; though we must also consider the doctors against using the plant and the products as an angle, we need to put in the conversation.
They are researching both angles of Cannabis use by doctors, whether personally or prescribed.
It is essential for their patients’ benefit. Their reasons for prescribing, why they saw the need to use it personally, and their experiences are also meaningful. The medical and recreational grounds must be analyzed; while regulations are being lobbied for in various countries, even in the United States.
The medical body, government, and science cannot stand on the sidelines without doing the needed investigations; it was done for alcohol and cigarettes. This is a biased approach to the issue. There must be detailed scientific information for the conversation among these bodies to legislate.
Either way, it cannot be anecdotal reasons for laws to be passed. Remember, for Laws to be passed on alcohol and cigarettes, time, money, and effort were dedicated to solid reasons for not using these products and the age-appropriate considerations. Cannabis needs this kind of appreciation as well.
There is an ongoing debate surrounding Marijuana Dispensaries.
Dispensaries are heavily regulated in Colorado for medical use and recreationally (recreational weed dispensaries will be discussed later). Marijuana Dispensaries provide Marijuana to certified patients with specific illnesses or symptoms, such as Cancer or Chronic Pain. They prevent individuals who do not have these symptoms from purchasing Marijuana illegally or growing Marijuana at home for themselves.
Marijuana Dispensaries prevent patients from buying marijuana on the streets. Streets salespeople do not ensure that they are getting Marijuana without harmful chemicals (such as Fentanyl). Additionally, Marijuana dispensaries provide the valuable service of ensuring that individuals do not purchase more than their allotted six ounces every two weeks, meeting the State’s Marijuana purchasing limits. Marijuana Dispensaries are heavily regulated for medical use and will soon be the same for recreational marijuana dispensaries.
The Medical Marijuana industry has been a lifesaver for many people who have Cancer, Chronic Pain, and other illnesses.
Marijuana has been shown to reduce pain and nausea, which can be helpful in the treatment of cancer and other diseases. It’s a “miracle drug” prescribed to patients by their doctors because it was shown to reduce pain and increase appetite, two often debilitating symptoms. Marijuana dispensaries have been regulated for medical use across the nation, including in Colorado, where Marijuana dispensaries have been heavily regulated for medical Marijuana sales. Since Marijuana dispensaries were heavily regulated for Marijuana sales, Marijuana has been shown to reduce pain associated with cancer and other diseases.
Medical Marijuana is very important because even one Marijuana dispensary ensures that people do not purchase Marijuana illegally or grow Marijuana at home for themselves. This can be potentially dangerous since Marijuana purchased on the streets may contain chemicals, including Fentanyl. Marijuana dispensaries ensure that Marijuana is not grown with chemicals or used in harmful ways. Marijuana dispensaries supply Marijuana for medical use only, which means that the Marijuana dispensary will provide Marijuana with reduced side effects, reduced pain, and reduced nausea compared to Marijuana purchased on the streets.
Additionally, Medical Marijuana dispensaries meet the State’s Marijuana purchase limits.
Marijuana has been shown to reduce some patients’ symptoms, including pain and nausea (resulting in weight loss). Marijuana dispensaries make Marijuana available for patients who need it while ensuring that Marijuana is not purchased more than six ounces every fourteen days under Colorado State law.
Medical Marijuana dispensaries benefit the community by following regulations which protect customers. Marijuana dispensaries ensure Marijuana purchased has reduced side effects and pain compared to Marijuana purchased illegally or Marijuana grown at home. Marijuana dispensaries allow for a safe, controlled environment in which Marijuana can be purchased for medical use.
The community benefits from Medical Marijuana dispensaries.
This is because they prevent patients from purchasing marijuana on the black market, from buying too much Marijuana at one time, and from purchasing Marijuana that is not Marijuana at all. Marijuana dispensaries supply Marijuana for medical purposes only. Dispensaries reduce pain caused by severe illnesses such as Cancer and Chronic Pain.
Dispensaries ensure Marijuana purchased is safe for consumption and does not have harmful chemicals such as Fentanyl. Marijuana dispensaries provide Marijuana, are regulated, and keep Marijuana out of children’s hands (who may purchase Marijuana on the streets).
The Medical Marijuana industry has been a lifeline to those who need Marijuana for medical purposes.
Dispensaries ensure that individuals do not purchase Marijuana illegally, which is potentially harmful to the user. Marijuana dispensaries have been shown to reduce the often debilitating pain, including nausea, resulting in weight loss. They are an essential part of maintaining a community because they keep Marijuana out of the hands of children who may obtain Marijuana illegally, and Marijuana dispensaries also ensure Marijuana laws are not broken.
Marijuana dispensaries ensure weed is available for patients who need Marijuana. Marijuana dispensaries keep Marijuana out of the hands of criminals while ensuring Marijuana laws are followed. Medical Marijuana dispensaries benefit many people in many communities across the United States.