Frequently Asked Questions for Doctors

What is THC?

THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. THC is what makes people feel high.

How do I know if my patient has been using medical marijuana?

If someone tells you they have been using medical marijuana, ask them about their symptoms and how they’ve been feeling since starting treatment. If they say they haven’t noticed any changes, then chances are they haven’t been using medical marijuana.

Can I use medical marijuana to treat anxiety?

Yes! Medical marijuana can help relieve many types of anxiety including social anxiety, panic attacks, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and even agoraphobia.

Is medical marijuana safe for children?

Medical marijuana is not recommended for children under 18 years old due to its potential side effects. However, some doctors recommend medical marijuana for children who suffer from seizures.

Are there any side effects associated with medical marijuana?

Side effects may occur after taking medical marijuana. These side effects include dry mouth, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, increased appetite, diarrhea, constipation, insomnia, headaches, fatigue, confusion, memory loss, hallucinations, paranoia, and mood swings.

Does medical marijuana work for pain relief?

Yes! Medical Marijuana works well for treating chronic pain, especially neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain occurs when nerves become damaged and stop working properly.

Do I need a prescription to buy medical marijuana?

No! You do not need a prescription to buy marijuana, however, you should talk to your doctor before using medical marijuana. Your doctor can prescribe you medical marijuana if he/she believes it will benefit you.