Cannabis has demonstrated ability in treating pain, and some phytocannabinoids have even shown potential for various metabolic conditions. But if you're already taking prescription meds for those conditions, read this and then give your doctor a call.
Medical marijuana patients, even if their cannabis doctor is different from their primary care physician, will typically have their medical records, including prescription information, shared between clinics without breaking doctor-patient confidentiality. Most medical students do not get an education in the endocannabinoid system, which is why transparency about one's prescription drug regimen is so important—even if your goal is to replace one drug with medical marijuana.
By sharing these details, the prescriber can make educated decisions about medication choices and teach the patient about potential contraindications or need for monitoring.
Not all interactions between cannabinoids and other drugs are dangerous. In some cases, cannabis can be exploited to mitigate the side effects of a drug to improve a patient’s quality of life. For instance, cannabinoid-opioid interactions show significant therapeutic potential. THC enhances (or "potentiates" in doctor speak) the painkilling effects of opiates, while CBD reduces withdrawal and dependence.
Davie is a long time cannabis professional who has worked not only as a cultivator but in all aspects of retail cannabis. From budtender, to wholesale and retail management, and from harvester to advanced hydroponic specialist, Davie has been around the block more than once. Now residing in beautiful British Columbia, Davie now works with acres of greenhouses, producing some of the best buds in the country.