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Inquirer Article Highlights the Importance of Cannabis Education

As a physician you constantly read, weighing research with advertised products and remedies. With marijuana, we have limited research due to federal limitations and previous interest and investment. Giving patients' access was originally not my idea. Many people know that I was approached in 2014 by an HIV+ positive gentleman who said he was "over Percocet" and demanded cannabis access. In previous presentations we've also mentioned that the HIV epidemic had a role in bringing forth medicinal cannabis to the forefront after decades of popular recreational usage. Back then I agreed to look into it and I did, I found no reason (beside administrative ones) to offer it to my patients. I do not see myself as the gatekeeper or the conscience of who should use medicinal marijuana or not. I use my clinical judgme