Earlier this year, one of my friends asked: “Will medical cannabis get you stoned?”
This was just before my first appointment to get “qualified” for medical cannabis use. I wasn’t sure how to answer.
What did I know about medical cannabis? Not much. I struggled to parse what I was finding online. Perhaps I was naive in expecting straightforward information communicated by words without multiple meaning. So I was thrown off by the lingo.
For example, I began my quest, back in February 2016, by asking my primary care doctor whether she “prescribed” medical cannabis. She did not, she said. I later learned the distinction between “prescribe” and “qualify.” Federal law prohibits U.S. doctors from prescribing medical cannabis, because it is still an illegal substance according to federal law.
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