The Medical Pot Guide
About This Show
The Medical Pot Guide Podcast's mission is to provide the latest news and information in the world of medical cannabis through in-depth conversations with the top doctors, scientists, and experts in the field of medical cannabis as well as people sharing their own stories about how medical cannabis has changed their lives.
Most Recent Episode
39: Rachna Patel D.O. shares her science-based approach to treating her patients with medical cannabis.
In episode 39 I have the pleasure of presenting my second interview with Dr Rachna Patael. You may know, Doctor Patel from her excellent YouTube videos or you may know her from her website, The Medical Marijuana Expert, or you may be lucky enough to be one of her patients. In the interview Dr. Patel answers the following questions: In your practice, you walk people, step-by-step, through the process of safely using medical cannabis. What are the basic steps that you take your patients through? Are there any recent studies that have been of particular interest to you that we should know about? On January 1st California will be a legal adult use state. How do you think that this will affect medical cannabis patients? A big topic that comes up a lot in my Facebook Group is Hemp CBD Oil. Can you share with us how hemp CBD oil differs from full plant cannabis oil, or FECO, and what role does it serve in treating patients? I get a lot of questions from members who want to know how to find the right strain of medical cannabis to treat what ails them. What do you recommend to your patients looking for strains that are effective with their conditions? The main complaint that many have with using medical cannabis is that they don’t want to get high. What do you recommend for your patients with this concern? What are the long-term affects of using medical cannabis and how can patients best mitigate them? The use of CO2 vape pens has become ubiquitous here in CA and for good reason. They’re convenient and there are a lot of different oils available. Do you recommend them to your patients and is there any health concerns that you have in regard to their use? Let me ask you about possible negative interactions that cannabis can have with other pharmaceuticals. What should patients be aware of in regard to that? Last time we talked a bit about treating pain. Let’s talk a bit more about your approach to treating chronic pain and I’d love to get your opinion on how cannabis can aid in helping with the present opioid crises. How effective is cannabis with treating skin diseases, such as psoriasis? What approach do you use with your pa