“Healthway has given me the education I was looking for on the benefits of medical marijuana and how it can be used to treat certain illness. I hope more professionals begin to seek out this type of education.” – Alisha Woodall, Licensed Medical Professional
Mental illnesses are commonly regarded as some of the most serious ailments that patients can be afflicted with. Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and Alzheimer’s can all vastly diminish the quality of life for a patient who has been diagnosed with them.
Medical cannabis has proven itself to be an effective treatment for certain mental disorders, but not every medical professional is educated enough to know when to recommend medical cannabis to treat their patients. The alternative, which has been an ongoing practice for years within the United States, is to treat these patients with powerful opioids, something that has the potential to cause further complications.
Without knowledge on medical marijuana, however, it is highly unlikely that doctors are going to consider medical cannabis as a treatment option, thus making it impossible for patients of this type to obtain medical cannabis treatment legally in the states that have already implemented programs for its use and prescription.
More professionals seeking out education on medical cannabis will result in more effective and potent overall treatment for patients who have been diagnosed with debilitating psychiatric disorders, which in turn will help pave the way for future medical professionals to do the same. While the stigma of medical cannabis has been mostly dispelled, there is a lack of knowledge on how to safely implemented it as a treatment for patients.
Without safe patient access, medical cannabis cannot be used to its fullest potential; dosages, awareness of side effects, and what conditions to recommend it for are all vital aspects to keep in mind.