When you’re first looking into medical marijuana, you may have a lot of confusion about it. If you have questions about medical marijuana, one of the best things you can do is ask your medical marijuana doctor directly.
However, if you don’t have a list of questions, you’re unlikely to remember to ask them. Before your appointment, here are four things you can do so that you can create a list of questions to ask.
Think About the Problems You’re Hoping to Alleviate
First and foremost, consider what problems you’re hoping to alleviate.
For example, if you’re hoping to help with chronic pain, you may ask, “What might my pain feel like when I’m using marijuana?” or “Why might marijuana be better for me than traditional pain medication?” Asking specific questions about the problems that you’re hoping to help with medical marijuana can help your doctor address your actual concerns.
Consider Existing Beliefs You May Have About Marijuana
Many people have preconceived notions about both marijuana in general and medical marijuana specifically.
Even if you have a qualifying condition, you may have heard the misinformation that medical marijuana is just an “easy way” for people to get access to recreational marijuana.
You may want to ask, “How is medical marijuana and recreational marijuana different?” This is especially important because many people who use medical marijuana actually use it differently medically than they would use it recreationally.
Look at Existing Scientific Information
While the scientific field often has a difficult time doing experiments on cannabis, there is some existing scientific information on marijuana.
It’s true that there aren’t as many scientific experiments as many people wish for, but the scientific experiments that do exist are often packed full of interesting knowledge.
If you know a little bit about the scientific information behind marijuana, you might be able to ask questions like, “Are there any existing scientific studies about marijuana with my specific conditions?” and “How have people with my condition used medical marijuana?”
Consider Questions Other People Have Posed to You
If you’ve been involved in the process of potentially becoming approved for medical marijuana, chances are that other people have asked you questions about it.
Many people don’t really know a lot about marijuana, especially used medically.
If you’ve ever had someone ask a question about medical marijuana that you didn’t know the answer to, you might want to note it down and ask your medical marijuana doctor.
Your medical marijuana doctor should be happy to answer questions about marijuana before they approve you for the usage of medical marijuana.
After all, they don’t want you using something for your health that could actually harm it. However, your doctor can’t help you with questions that you don’t actively bring up to them.
With these four pointers, you’ll be able to create a list of questions that you can ask your doctor at your medical marijuana appointment.
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