Cannabis in the Medical Field: Doctors

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. 

Cannabis in the Medical Field from Doctors Perspective - The Stone
Cannabis in the Medical Field from Doctors Perspective – The Stone

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Source: 

Medscape, Do Physicians Use Marijuana?

The price of illegal Cannabis, for decades, was based on the strain and potency of the THC content. In the 1980s, cannabis strains were not as potent as today’s strains. The region the plant came from would determine the price per ounce. The 1980s were a time before people realized Marijuana could be used to treat many different kinds of illnesses, but Marijuana was still illegal in most states, including California and Colorado; Marijuana had only recently started making its way into the public limelight. Marijuana dispensaries were still a thing of the future, and Marijuana dispensaries in California didn’t exist.

Marijuana dispensaries in Colorado didn’t exist either, meaning Marijuana was illegal to use recreationally or medicinally. Marijuana dispensaries are necessary because Marijuana dispensaries are regulated by Marijuana dispensary laws to make sure Marijuana purchased from Marijuana dispensaries is safer than Marijuana purchased on the black market. Marijuana dispensaries make Marijuana safer by handling Marijuana responsibly, growing Marijuana safely, and testing Marijuana to ensure it’s safe for consumption. Marijuana dispensaries make Marijuana healthier by following specific rules and regulations and providing jobs for people.

How Much Did an Ounce of Cannabis Cost in 1980

When the era of sensimilla came into existence from the Far East, the cost to buy was more. And sales for an ounce; could be gotten for $15-$20. And it was not as refined as what you can buy now. The weight contained leaves, flowers, seeds, and stalks. Now, you can buy only flowers; and shakes- which are the remains in the bag left after transportation, shaken from the block. Some illegal sellers will still sell you the combination of leaves, flowers, seeds, and stalks within an ounce.

After the different strains started to evolve with more potent THC contents, the prices increased. As you can imagine, because the product is illegal, you had to pay more for the risk of shipment and transportation to the different locations. So, the cost went up from $100-$400 per ounce, depending on the high you could achieve when smoking.

Depending on your supplier at the time, and the potency of the smoke, you could spend that much. If your supplier was known to you personally and should be the one that grows the plants, the price may be a bit lower, but you can still make their money for their trouble in growing and selling. Many stoners from that era will tell you it was not farfetched to buy Cannabis for between $45- $80 per quarter ounce.

Now, as the strains evolved and growers could mix the buds, they could command higher prices for the product. Technology played a big part in this. It entails growers engaging an experienced grower who understands how to graft the plants to give a more potent strain. This happened globally as getting and staying in the market depends on the quality product strain you had for sale.

People didn’t realize how beneficial and essential Marijuana was during the 1980s; Marijuana hadn’t been around long enough to make a real difference in Marijuana dispensaries or Marijuana legalization. Marijuana dispensaries weren’t around, Marijuana was still illegal, and Marijuana was inexpensive for the average person to afford.

Marijuana prices were high for Marijuana purchased on the black market. People didn’t know what they were buying because Marijuana wasn’t heavily regulated like it is today; purchasing Marijuana on the black market could be dangerous to Marijuana dispensaries’ standards. Marijuana dispensaries follow Marijuana dispensary laws, so Marijuana purchased from Marijuana dispensaries is safer than Marijuana purchased on the black market. Marijuana dispensaries provide jobs for people, so Marijuana dispensaries are better than buying Marijuana from a dealer on the street.

 

Cannabis Ounce Today

The prices of Marijuana have changed quite a bit over the decades; Marijuana dispensaries and Marijuana regulation make Marijuana purchased from Marijuana dispensaries safer than Marijuana purchased on the black market. People in the US from European backgrounds didn’t know much about Marijuana in the 1980s, and nobody realized how beneficial and essential Marijuana was going to be for future generations.

Marijuana dispensaries provide jobs for people, so Marijuana dispensaries are a better option than purchasing Marijuana from a dealer on the street. Marijuana dispensaries follow Marijuana dispensary laws, so Marijuana purchased from Marijuana dispensaries is safer than Marijuana purchased on the black market. Marijuana needs to be regulated better than it currently is, but people need to understand that Marijuana dispensaries provide jobs for people and make Marijuana safer.

Today, Cannabis sales have come a long way. With concentrates, the separation of THC and CBD from the extracts, having the capabilities to make different types of edibles, and some jurisdiction’s legalizations, the sky’s the limit for selling. With products made from Cannabis extracts; and the varieties of ways you can enjoy or use the products, the cost is determined.

Unlike the 70s and 80s, when there was no regulation, the potency was just what sells. Today knowing how to regulate use based on the level of strength eliminates the psychoactive effects that cause persons to be affected mentally. Addiction is still an

issue, and it is imperative dispensaries adhere to the many regulatory aspects of potency sold to the public. It is wise to understand the weight of responsibility involved in selling Cannabis products, whether medical or recreational. The laws are changing; countries are beginning to understand not just the economic contributions. But they realize the changes that can happen within the medical field for treating some illnesses. We can’t control customer usage( because there will always be illegal vendors), but we can control where and how they buy the products from dispensaries.

Source:

1. https://www.quora.com/How-much-did-an-ounce-of-weed-cost-in-1990

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