Medical Marijuana Patients Have More Questions Than Answers On Treatment

Medical Marijuana Patients Have More Questions Than Answers On Treatment

Patients want to know more about medical marijuana, but many are finding that medical providers do not have the answers. NBC News’ Isa Gutierrez reports on the information gap.
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  1. Donna Little on June 11, 2022 at 1:35 pm

    Medical Marijuana is a cover up I constantly have them texting me for cannabis,Gummi bears etc..The Feds need to step in there isn’t that many people with cancer!

  2. Dennis Harold on June 11, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    I am sure you will find good remedies for all your medical issues on the Weedborn page 🙂

  3. Gold Bug on June 11, 2022 at 1:37 pm

    The cops can’t handle the truth. It’s legal throughout Canada. Who did the government put in charge? An ex-police chief. Our brains are hard wired to accept marijuana. It has no similar receptor for alcohol. Give us seeds so we can grow our own, not studies that insure control of our health. The attack on marijuana began when aspirin was invented. The drug companies stand to lose billions. Less people will be in hospitals and the jails will empty. Marijuana doesn’t lead to hard drugs, drug dealers lead to hard drugs.

  4. Bessie Knox on June 11, 2022 at 1:39 pm

    What’s sad is 99% of them have smoked it while in college…lol.

  5. Zachary Sturgeon on June 11, 2022 at 1:39 pm

    We need full legalization of all drugs, but cannabis legalization would be a good start.

  6. Donna Little on June 11, 2022 at 1:42 pm

    It more for their addition.

  7. Jeff Childers on June 11, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    The great spirit God Almighty himself put it here on the earth so that we could use it for a meditation we have learnt that it will get you high if you smoke it so that’s what we do it wasn’t put here to be smoked it was put here to be used as medication ground up and put into like tea to drink

  8. Dogbertforpresident on June 11, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    In 2020 alone over 3500 research papers have been published on cannabis. Israel discovered THC and has been studying it since 1968. The information is there we just need to create classes for medical students and students of other professions.

  9. zurdo on June 11, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    the increase in appetite is called The Munchies.

  10. Ray King on June 11, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    Marijuana helps calm my spirit, an it also gives me patience when dealing with a inpatient society.

  11. DillyDLYnews on June 11, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    Pills, alcohol, cigarettes all have more deaths and over dose then weed

  12. QueerBiNatureNYC on June 11, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    Thank You 🙂

  13. The Divine Council on June 11, 2022 at 1:51 pm

    People have a lot to learn. How did idiots take over running this country smh.

  14. Hank Waldren on June 11, 2022 at 1:53 pm

    Marijuana has NO side effects at all…26 years constant smoking …I know what I’m talking about

  15. spechnoch on June 11, 2022 at 1:54 pm

    Bull shat my epalepsy girlfriend gets FDA aproved medical liquid from a pharmacy.from first ever aproved cannabis by TRUMP HE HAD IT APROVED…THATS WHY NOBODY KNOWS DONT LET TOURE HATE FOR HIM ROB YOU OF THE ONLY APROVED IN PHARMACY MEDICATION

  16. Gregory Booker on June 11, 2022 at 1:55 pm

    Colorado has Medical Marijuana Doctors. They are Medical Doctors trained in MMJ. Regular MD’s have little knowledge about Marijuana.

  17. Eddie Armijo on June 11, 2022 at 1:55 pm

    It’s like any other drug. Some can tolerate it others don’t. I’ve stopped talking prescription drugs. Weed is no cure for my pain which I have lived with all of my adult life. But neither was what Drs were giving me.

  18. Simone Schultz on June 11, 2022 at 1:58 pm

    What a sad commentary on the current state of medical practice that states have legalized and are taking tax revenue but won’t allow scientific research on it ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS 🤷🏼‍♀️

  19. stan rogers on June 11, 2022 at 1:59 pm

    Lies come back to haunt the living….

  20. Michael Muniz on June 11, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    Which is just nuts when you can drink at 21 and it can ruin your liver. Sometimes not everyone can drink because it turns then into a completely different person. You smoke a little you might pass out or eat. Never has it alter me to a point I don’t know what’s going on. Usually your aware again it affects everyone different.

  21. GratefulHippieChic on June 11, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    Doctors "don’t know much about it" because they don’t get KICKBACKS to incentivize them to learn, PROVING doctors are only in it for the MONEY.

  22. b t on June 11, 2022 at 2:03 pm

    Why is it all karens complaining about weed.just because you act weird and cant handle it or the smell dont means others aint like you.stop trying to make people like you.

  23. Cymbolic Human on June 11, 2022 at 2:04 pm

    I can’t drink alcohol, take opioids, but I was thrilled that Pot
    didn’t affect my heart meds. I almost died from codeine, and
    booze makes my heart race. Pot makes me happy and feel better.

  24. Conner Monier on June 11, 2022 at 2:05 pm

    I really like CBD from Weedborn.

  25. Go Go on June 11, 2022 at 2:05 pm

    What’s the point if big liquor and beer companies and cigarettes and tobacco companies take over the weed industry

    by putting their own chemical that cause cancer or tumors weed is not fresh how used to be and if not the big Tobacco liquor companies the government be putting their chemicals in it too

    But no old people got trick because they see hundreds of commercials talking about why big government and big companies is a good idea for them to take over the weed industry

  26. Jeric Beachside on June 11, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    That woman they showed may be an actual pharmacist but that’s not pharmacology that she’s talking, she’s just talking about regular bud tending. This is the basic type of information that each medtender at the dispensaries in florida respond to questions but that does not fill the pharmacological information gap such as does cannabis interact negatively with her statins? and other medical interactions with other medical treatments and medications?

  27. GratefulHippieChic on June 11, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    I had to do my own research for using cannabis for epilepsy.
    CBD interacts with a certain drug, raising the potency of that drug in the blood.
    I had to show the neurologist the information so he could learn.
    Then I had to PAY HIM for the appointment.

  28. John Talmage on June 11, 2022 at 2:07 pm

    The term FDA is commonly used without being mindful that your talking about a group of less than 50 individuals…..

    Scientifically cringeworthy to think of the blind faiths applied to their pronouncements.

  29. Moises Colon on June 11, 2022 at 2:08 pm

    Big companies want you to buy there products that comes with so many problems but not use what’s healthy for you???? HOW DOES THAT MAKE ANY SENSE ?!

  30. Oliverio Ponce on June 11, 2022 at 2:08 pm

    I never heard once about someone dying from an over dose of Marijuana but yet again alcohol destroys your kidneys giving you or killing you with liver cirrhosis

  31. Aayden Trammell on June 11, 2022 at 2:09 pm

    Minnesota cannabis doctors are not trained in the effects of medical cannabis. Their job really is only to certify that a patient has a condition. It’s up to them to research the drug if they want to.

  32. MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL CANNABIS on June 11, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    Cannabis is not a drug but a organic herb pharmaceuticals are drugs

  33. Otto Tater on June 11, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    nobody’s asking this many medical questions about other medications.
    After four and a half years researching this myself, I find that one of the larger problems is the fact that people are asking more questions about cannabis than they are about other medications leading them to believe that their doctor knows less about cannabis than about other medications. I’m sure the reality is that your doctor does read less documented peer-reviewed tested information on cannabis then some of the other medications they prescribe but people tend to not ask questions about their medication that they’re already prescribed.
    People have a curiosity about cannabis that they don’t have about the other medications because it’s ingested differently than other medications and because the rhetoric regarding cannabis has changed. Everybody feels like their doctors have been saying stay away from it forever because they’ve just heard so much rhetoric saying stay away from it forever and they never heard their doctor say no no that’s false so they don’t ask these questions about the other medications they don’t have hundreds of thousands of voices saying bad bad everyday like cannabis has so most patients don’t find out that their doctor knows almost as little about the prescriptions that they’re on.
    People tend to be more curious about cannabis than they are the other medications. People just trust when their doctor tells them that he’s going to prescribe pill x or pill y but because lots of people and the government been saying cannabis is evil and destructive and dangerous for so very long and we’ve heard these stories that now we’re saying hey doc tell us why the story has changed!
    One way or another that’s the main question people are asking the doctors and the doctor is not able to tell us why the story is changed
    but we’re not asking these questions about other medications because there’s no story that’s changed with other medications. so compared to traditional medications where we just trust the doctor when he says take these pills
    and as a result, there are hundreds of times more questions about cannabis and realistically there are almost just as few answers about your other medications however everybody insists that there’s less answers because when they ask a question they don’t get an answer. but if they asked the same questions about their other medications, they would find they’re just as few answers.
    Nobody’s asking this many questions about other meds. The only realistic question that people are currently asking their doctors that they’re not getting an answer to is exactly what should my dose be in considering that with cannabis is different for each and every person rather than by body weight, I think it’s just those simple facts of reality that make people think they’re more information regarding cannabis medically.
    Traditionally we take a pill and it either works or it doesn’t and if it doesn’t, the doctor might adjust the dosage a couple of times before trying a completely different medication however with cannabis you have to try a little bit today and if that doesn’t work then try a little bit more tomorrow and if that doesn’t work then try a little bit more the next day until you I tried to that functional dosage and because other medications aren’t done that way it freaks people out and they want deeper answers than that simple fact being the end of it but in reality that simple fact is the end of it.
    We’re not going to be happy until we see in writing more serious side effects for cannabis than cannabis actually has.
    We’re not going to be satisfied till we see a medical report that says up to this exact amount is safe and beyond that exact amount is unsafe but in reality cannabis is different than that so we’re waiting for a result of medical marijuana information that we’ve already been informed doesn’t/ cant exist. Science has shown us that that’s what makes cannabis different is no unsafe overdose allowing people to keep trying more and more until they find a dose that does work without destroying their kidneys or liver or something else on the way to discovering that dose whereas when other medications fail we just throw that medication out and try something different but this is why cannabis is different and this is why the questions still exist and this is what we keep ignoring but asking anyway.

  34. J M on June 11, 2022 at 2:11 pm

    Medical marijuana has replaced 3 different medications for me that had awful side effects. It’s improved my life in many ways.

  35. baileyonthedaily on June 11, 2022 at 2:14 pm

    make it illegal again. $100 for an eighth should be criminalized.

  36. Brandon Irving on June 11, 2022 at 2:14 pm

    I live in the state if New York where you can find a location which gives hard drug users a safe place to use drugs. Yet it’s much more difficult to get a medicinal license, they only recreationalized it here because the sales from dispensaries is way higher than from pharma

  37. Alex Glass on June 11, 2022 at 2:14 pm

    Booooooo!!! 👎 I hate the bad drugs so very much!!!

  38. Donna Little on June 11, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    Every drug has side effects so does pot.

  39. Weed Song Weed Music on June 11, 2022 at 2:17 pm

    Peace For All Smoker 💨

  40. Silent Dragon on June 11, 2022 at 2:17 pm

    I dont think this report is right university of Washington also has studied cannabis.

  41. MAKING CANNABIS LEGAL AGAIN on June 11, 2022 at 2:18 pm

    Special session for Mississippi

  42. Matthew Molina on June 11, 2022 at 2:19 pm

    Those Drs are paid by the pharmaceutical industry not to know

  43. Ed C on June 11, 2022 at 2:19 pm

    Lot of bs. Some want to get high …and some want to get rich. They use the word “medical” as a cover up. Good job left Marxist’s! You did it again!

  44. Nieve Rainmaker on June 11, 2022 at 2:21 pm

    It’s not even horse ish

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  46. Travelin' Ted on June 11, 2022 at 2:25 pm

    Big tobacco and alcohol companies have been paying millions of dollars to politicians and news agencies to keep Marijuana and Hemp illegal for years!

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  48. gary kobley on June 11, 2022 at 2:26 pm

    The University of Alberta in Edmonton has done studies for the past decade, they have found nothing but good reasons to help sick people, DOCTORS don’t get kick backs from this industry, yet. Soon they will. FDA is fairly useless in Canada regarding this medicine.

  49. Charlie Brown on June 11, 2022 at 2:27 pm

    Pot is like alcohol, it’s a short term feeling. Like alcohol, you go one drink at a time. Indulge sparingly, use as needed. Me, everyday !!

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