Can Marijuana use ease some pain? Yes, certainly. However- in the rush to legitimize its use, little, if any, thought is given to its addictive potential.
The massive amounts of money which accompanies this push to use marijuana is certainly a concern. As a Substance Abuse physician, my concern is the lack of scrutiny which appears to be at the core in the rush to its use.
Is the patient currently using other mind altering drugs?
How is that to be handled?
I’m afraid there are still more questions than answers in this headlong push toward “medical marijuana”.