‘Curiosity Is the Cure': Local Experts Discuss Hurdles Facing Cannabis in Health Care
While most Americans have embraced cannabis in medicine, the health care and insurance industries are struggling to do the same. Between stigma, a lack of access to medical literature and conflicting legislation, people are using medical marijuana in a system that’s ill-equipped to handle it. Doctors didn’t learn about cannabis in medical school and it’s not prescribed in the...
Mass. Doctors Discuss Problems With Cannabis in Medicine
Local experts discuss why doctors are ill equipped to advise patients on medical cannabis and the obstacles around insurance coverage during NBC10 Boston’s digital Q&A discussion.
Is It Time for Health Insurers to Cover Medical Marijuana?
After 50 years of chronic back pain, Burnadett Preaster discovered medical marijuana. She says it changed everything—most importantly, it made her pain more manageable. Now, like many patients, she believes it is long past time health insurers cover the cost of medical marijuana in their plans. “Basically, I feel cannabis, medical cannabis is helping me get my life back,” she…