Cannabis Law Prof Blog

Editor: Franklin G. Snyder
Texas A&M University
School of Law

Sunday, September 10, 2017

A Beginner's Guide to Medical Marijuana

Medical MarijuanaDo you know enough about medical marijuana to consider yourself well-informed? Sufficiently informed? According to Amanda Chicago Lewis, even the people who are cool with pot often don't know very much about how they might go about integrating cannabis into their own wellness routines. Some topics covered in her Rolling Stone article:

  • Start simple: acknowledge that cannabis has medical properties
  • Be familiar with the downsides
  • Remember that doctors receive no education about medical marijuana
  • Not every medical cannabis option involves getting high
  • When you look up info about pot online, consider the source
  • Nothing is legal in all 50 states
  • Temper your expectations, and the expectations of those around you

"So I wanted to offer up some of the collected wisdom I've managed to gain during years of conversations with scientists, doctors, patients and caregivers. Just as I hoped a few weeks back that my fellow stoners might help spread the gospel about how to be a good weed citizen with their canna-curious friends, this guide aims to provide you with the tools to help introduce someone to the world of medical marijuana."

 -- Daniel Carter

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