How to approach your doctor about using medical cannabis.
Luckily, many doctors who treat people with illness are familiar with the use of cannabis for managing many health issues and symptoms.
Explain to your doctor, how you are using cannabis (or want to use cannabis) to manage
your symptoms. Your doctor will want to understand how you are using or
plan on using cannabis, and what effect this is having, or will have on
your symptoms and well-being.
Be prepared to explain how cannabis is relieving your symptoms and to say how much cannabis you use, in grams per day.
If you have never used cannabis before, get informed. Speak to others who do use it to manage their symptoms.
It is Your Body and Your Health.
Speak up and Speak Out!
will need to raise the issue with your doctor. If you are concerned
about their reaction, remember that doctors are there to work with you
to help make the best decisions about your health.
Bring someone with you for moral support if you are nervous and to make sure you can bring up the subject of cannabis with your doctor.
Make a list of medicines and therapies you have tried for your symptoms, and identify which has worked and which has not worked.
If, after all this, your doctor refuses the treatment you want, remind them
of the oath they took to become a physician, and that they are
required by law to find you a doctor that can accommodate your health
Remember, it's your body and your choice.
Email us with any questions you may have about speaking with your doctor about the medical use of cannabis.