Being Honest With Your Doctor, Ctd

Apr 13 2011 @ 4:02pm

A reader writes:

I was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. Turns out it is highly treatable, but it did affect me profoundly in many ways. During a recent visit with my doctor, he asked if I was using any illegal drugs, including pot. I told him (much to my surprise): "Yes, I have been smoking a lot of pot lately". His response: "How is that working for you?" "Just fine, but the munchies are getting the better of me." He said, "Well, that is just about the only negative side-effect for use at home."

I wanted to give this 70+ year-old doctor a hug and a high-five! He demolished my preconceived notions about what the older generations think about pot, and what some doctors think about it as well.