How to Ask Your Doctor About Medical Marijuana
Many candidates for medical marijuana might feel uncomfortable to ask their doctor about marijuana. This article has some helpful tips. I know it feels intimidating to consider asking your doctor to support you, but if this is a possible solution for your life, take the time to prepare for the meeting and go for it.
If you are considering medical marijuana as an alternative treatment for your chronic pain or other medical issues, you might be uncomfortable about approaching your doctor.
There are so many stories circulating about patients being judged by their doctor or being labeled a “drug seeker” if they ask about marijuana, that many have chosen not to engage in a conversation they really wish to have.
So, what can you do to make this as comfortable as possible?
First, take the time to understand your state’s medical marijuana law. Over half the states have now legalized medical marijuana, but the rules are different for doctors and patients in each state.
Second, you want to approach a doctor you believe might be the most open to considering marijuana. How do you figure that out?
Third, when you finally approach the doctor, come to the appointment with some knowledge to share.