If you thought that medical marijuana was about being a pot head, then you definitely need to listen to today's episode. We’re talking with Dr. Rachna Patel, the Medical Marijuana Expert. She’s sharing with us marijuana's history as a medicine, the politics behind why it fell out of favor, how she works with people to find the right dose of the right strain to treat patients and much more. There’s no getting high but you will become well-informed. Dr. Rachna Patel has been practicing in the area of Medical Marijuana since 2012. She walks patients through step-by-step on how to use medical marijuana for their specific medical condition without getting high, without getting addicted, and without smoking it. She speaks from the experience of having treated thousands of patients and having thoroughly reviewed the medical research on marijuana.
She completed her medical studies at Touro University in California and her undergraduate studies at Northwestern University in Illinois.You can learn more about the work she does through her website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel.
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Highlights from today's episode:
04:00 ~ How marijuana got such a bad rap.
09:25 ~ What led Dr. Patel to become interested in medical marijuana.
08:43 ~ The difference between hemp and marijuana.
21:29 ~ The endocannabinoid system; what is it?
30:49 ~ Other ways to access the endocannabinoid system.
27:40 ~ Does medial marijuana give a high and is it addictive?
39:42 ~ Medical marijuana can work well for these disorders.
36:36 ~ Who should not use medical marijuana.
40:58 ~ The difference between medical marijuana and the marijuana plant.
45:17 ~ The difference between THC and CBD and their benefits.
50:42 ~ Are medical marijuana doctors respected in the profession?
32:46 ~ The many ways medical marijuana can be used and why what works for one may not work for another.
59:16 ~ Lisa asks, "Is there any benefit for dementia patients?"
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