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Let’s Talk About Medical Marijuana: Pharmacist Releases
New Book in Effort to Change the Conversation Around Cannabis
Seasoned pharmacist uses her experience working in a cannabis dispensary to educate both
providers and customers of safe and effective medical marijuana use
March 16, 2020 – As the industry flourishes within North America and around the world, more and more data continues to support cannabis as a reliable treatment for patients suffering from a diverse number of diseases and symptoms. However, these suffering patients continue to manage symptoms with pills and opiates, sometimes up to 8+ drugs at one time and fail to understand the healing powers of the oldest and safest natural medicine in the world: cannabis.
“Over the last decade, cannabis, supported by scientific evidence, has been a huge success at alleviating symptoms like body pains, side effects from chemotherapy, and gastrointestinal inflammation, and in many instances, pharmaceuticals failed to give these patients the relief they were desperate to find,” said Colleen Higgins, R.Ph., author of In the Cannabis Pharmacy: How to Use Medical Marijuana to Reduce or Replace Pharmaceutical Medications.
Whether experienced or novice, cannabis users need help and guidance for a treatment plan that is affordable and effective.
In states where recreational use is legal, dispensaries may use a retail service model. A staff member may assist customers in the same way that a Dillard’s employee can help a shopper pick out the perfect shirt and tie combo. In these states the product is more readily available and accessible but may lack quality, as it is not monitored in the same way that medical cannabis may be.
Economists agree that the medical use of cannabis is the reason why recreational use was legalized. As new FDA-approved drugs flood the market, a high concern is drug interactions. Cannabis has proven to be the most effective for chronic pain, chemo side effects, nerve pain, Parkinson’s disease symptoms, and more. Medical dispensary staff tends to be more knowledgeable and can best answer patient questions, which leads to increased treatment success.
Application and Ingestion
Patients frequently choose against cannabis use because they do not want to smoke it. The most common cannabis use includes topical applications, inhaling, and edible. Depending on the person, some methods are safer and more enjoyable than other methods.
In conclusion, one of the most peculiar, yet lucrative, economies in the world today is the legalized sale of cannabis. Cannabis has been used to treat diseases and disorders for the last 5,000 years, yet it is a complex medicine requiring professional guidance in order to manage symptoms effectively. Millions of patients suffer from the choices available in the pharmaceutical industry. Colleen Higgins, R.Ph., believes the potential to treat disease lies within the healing powers of the oldest and safest natural medicines in the world: cannabis.
In her new book, In the Cannabis Pharmacy: How to Use Medical Marijuana to Reduce or Replace Pharmaceutical Medications, pharmacist Colleen Higgins, R.Ph., uses her experience working in a cannabis dispensary to educate others on the most comfortable and effective way to begin using medical cannabis therapy.
Let’s change the conversation around cannabis. Visit the website to learn more.
ABOUT COLLEEN HIGGINS, R.PH.
As a pharmacist for over 20 years, Colleen Higgins, R.Ph, has helped patients grow a deeper understanding and knowledge for how to get the most out of medications. She began her career working in various retail, compounding and hospital pharmacies, yet most recently has worked as a cannabis pharmacist in the medical marijuana program in Connecticut. She is certified in Diabetes Management, Medication Therapy Management, and as a Pain Management Specialty Pharmacist. Most recently, she has found a passion in helping patients find relief through the proper use of cannabis products found in most dispensaries.
Colleen Higgins, R.Ph.