Doctors encounter knowledge gap

Doctors encounter knowledge gap but Farmington physician Jean Antonucci said that she persists to sense disinclination when counseling ill patients about the importance of the drug. Patients are yet asking questions like will it help her glaucoma or chronic pain. The chemotherapy is leaving her nauseous. Is cannabis the answer to this dilemma?  But she is still totally unaware of this problem.

Antonucci is not aware of the fact that if marijuana is the equitable way to cure a disease, what is a suitable dose and how can it be taken in the body, smoke it, eat it, rub it through oil or vaporize it. As with most of the doctors she had not received training to answer these questions. The subject matter is not taught in medical school, experienced doctors and the younger lot really finds it difficult to comprehend with it.


Though Antonucci said that she keeps herself abreast of various scientific findings, it is exasperating to help patients and not know what it is all about. The amount of states permitting medical marijuana increases, the total has reached 25 plus the District of Columbia, some are putting efforts towards bridging the knowledge gap with physician training programs. States are commencing to need doctors to take persistent medical education courses that describe how the marijuana communicates with the nervous system and other pharmaceuticals and its side effects.

Though laws differ, they have habitual composition. They normally establish a procedure by which states initiate marijuana dispensaries, where patient possessing eligible medical order can have the drug.