Many doctors do not realize it’s legal to discuss cannabis with patients and to sign recommendation forms in approved states. Healthcare professionals lack a clear understanding of the laws and legislation that govern cannabis for medical purposes. As a result, patients are left in a difficult, stressful position. Most patients want to be open with their doctors about their cannabis use but fear rejection or being removed from other needed prescriptions.
Today there are many different options for ingesting other than smoking, such as juicing, topical ointments, infused food items, suppositories, tinctures, and oils. Patients use these for different purposes depending on the condition of their treating. Many cannabinoid products today contain high levels of CBD (cannabidiol) and lower amounts of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), therefore patients can gain relief without feeling high.
Over 30 states allow cannabis for medical or personal use and patients show positive results from both CBD and THC. The DEA has expanded research and cannabis shows great potential in reducing opioid use. Physicians who stay open to the new and growing cannabis technologies will be doing their patients a great service by taking a proactive approach to these new advancements in medicine.
If you are a provider and have a patient that may benefit from cannabinoid therapeutics, or has inquired about its use and are unsure about the correct protocol or laws, My Compassion’s professional team has the experience necessary to assist patients with their questions and provide resources to help keep them safe in the process.
My Compassion’s medical and legal advisers are available to assist patients with information and guidance necessary to make informed decisions. If you have a patient you would like to refer, please call 844-226-6200 or contact us below.
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