A Physician on How to

A Physician’s Advice About Using Cannabis Effectively

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Dr. Sherry Yafai worked for 15 years in the field of emergency medicine because she wanted to be the kind of doctor who could deal with anything. Then some family members were diagnosed with cancer and she sought to help them get through chemo by talking to their oncologists about incorporating cannabis into their treatment plans to battle nausea and vomiting. That’s when she learned how little doctors actually know about cannabis. She knew she had to make a change.

 “I spoke with a couple of oncologists that I worked with, and I asked, ‘When you tell patients to use cannabis, what are you telling them to do?’ They were telling patients to Google it,” Dr. Yafai says. “We tell people how to take Tylenol in explicit detail. How do we not know how to instruct people how to use cannabis, which has been considered a medication in California since 1996?” […]

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