From what I’ve seen marijuana can be effective in helping people who have lost their appetite due to chemotherapy and other issues. Yes, the munchies. It’s funny, but effective. I have a relative who is currently fighting cancer and marijuana is a big part of her attempts to keep her weight up during treatment.
So, with that said, seriously, how do you expect me to take marijuana seriously as a therapy when the local medical pot clinic on the news is shown along with their jars of weed for sale labeled, “Romulan,” and “Orange Crush.” Those aren’t about medical treatment, those names are about getting high.
Also, on a related note if you want others to take your therapy seriously, don’t allow yourself to be filmed for the news smoking your medical marijauna out of a glass pipe with psychadelic colors or a giant bong with a skull sticker.
In the same way, that people are encouraged to dress for the job they want, I encourage those pushing for wider acceptance of the use of marijuana for medical purposes to position it that way and not as a way to score “Orange Crush.”
Let me be clear, I am not opposed to legal use of marijuana for medical reasons, but I am opposed to those who claim it’s for medical use, but are more interested in getting high than getting better. They are hurting the image of a therapy that could be useful to many.