Advice on obtaining medical marijuana

At the HIV clinic I am often asked by patients to complete an application form for medical marijuana.

The most recent request was accompanied by a handout from a local advocacy group which began: "If your health provider does not agree [to complete the application] please ask them to write down his/her reasons so we can help. There is a special release form for practitioners who are in question on this magical medicinal herb."

TIP: Referring to a substance as a "magical herb" is unlikely to convince a physician trained in evidence-based medicine to recommend it.