When I began practicing medicine, there was a lot of pressure to give narcotics no matter what. As I went through my medical career it got worse and worse. Now I have the opportunity to help patients with a natural form of medicine that produces better results. As a physician, it was easy to become an advocate.
I have found that medical marijuana is helpful for so many patients with a wide array of medical problems. It relieves pain and other serious symptoms and in many cases helps patients to discontinue opioids and other medications. Being able to recommend medical marijuana to our patients has been very rewarding.
Medical cannabis is the safest medication I can recommend to a patient suffering from many debilitating conditions and is far safer than many opioid or pain medications casually prescribed in our profession. It is an extremely effective, holistic, non-addictive, scientifically proven protocol.