Resources for Patients
Discover how to talk to your doctor about medical cannabis, how to become a state-authorized patient, basic science and legal rights for patients, how to safely use medical cannabis, and how to get involved with medical cannabis advocacy.
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State medical cannabis laws change frequently. Stay up to date on your state's regulations.
Doctors are accustomed to patients bringing ideas to them about treatment options, and cannabis should be no different. Here are some tips about discussing cannabis therapeutics with your doctor.
An overview of the types of cannabis, extracts and synthetics as well as details on the various methods of ingestion.
The basics of cannabis horticulture for first-time growers. Topics include: Growing Medium, Light, Flowering, Nutrients, Water, pH, Air and temperature.
These recipes come from the Vancouver Island Compassion Society.
Introducing ASA's independent certification program for medical cannabis industries, Patient Focused Certification
Cannabis and its psychoactive cannabinoid, THC, have an excellent safety profile. The Drug Awareness Warning Network Annual Report, published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), contains a statistical compilation of all drug deaths which occur in the United States. According to this report, there has never been a death recorded from the use of cannabis.
In-depth information on the use of cannabis to treat HIV/AIDS, Multiple Sclerosis, Arthritis, Gastro-Intestinal Disorders, Movement Disorders, Cancer, Chronic Pain, and issues associated with Aging.