October 5, 2018
Prescribing and dispensing medical cannabis is an opportunity to help clear the smoke around the misconceptions often plaguing those who use medical cannabis.
With Cannabis Medical Network, cannabis doctors can access some of the most important information regarding medical cannabis uses while demonstrating responsible use for medicinal purposes.
Here are some of the features of our cannabis programming that helps us bust some of the myths around cannabis use:
Medical cannabis is an excuse to get cannabis for recreational purposes
One of the biggest misconceptions surrounding cannabis is that it’s used to get “high” or “stoned”. This is a myth the cannabis community continues to have to educate against as we develop cannabis education programs, as this misconception greatly underestimates that possibilities that are derived from the cannabis plant.
CMN Holdings Place-Based TV network, Cannabis Medical Network, continues to promote the medical benefits of cannabis, despite the shifting changes across the country in legislation and dialogue as cannabis for recreational purposes continues to legalize.
Using professional cannabis educators, we equip medical cannabis patients with all the information they need to understand the full scope of cannabis for medical purposes. From HIV/AIDS, to chemotherapy, to arthritis, and sleep apnea, our Cannabis Lifestyle Network puts medical cannabis use first, showing how it’s used as an effective medication in clinical settings.
Medical cannabis is most effective if smoked, vaped, or ingested
Those who aren’t familiar with medical cannabis may only be getting half the story of why so many have turned to cannabis as a health and wellness supplement, aside from it being smoked, vaped, or orally ingested.
When applied topically, cannabis has shown to be so effective for treating serious pain-related disorders and is gaining popularity in the beauty circles as the full benefits of the cannabis plant are realized.
Take a look at CannaSpa’s Katie Grey. Using nothing but extensive knowledge on how to bring your hair, skin, and body to its optimal appearance, Katie Grey shows cannabis users how to infuse cannabis topicals for health and beauty.
When you place topicals on your hair, face, and body, you’re usually using CBD or cannabidiol rich strains to bring anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and clarifying properties to those areas. Even if you’re using some THC infusions, you will not get “high” from topicals, although you may feel a localized “tingling” sensation.
Cannabis topicals are being used to treat symptoms of many pain-related diseases such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other debilitating diseases. Cannabis topicals provide relief, not a high.
Cannabis use takes away your energy
If there’s anything we can bust right away is that cannabis makes you lazy. One look at our programming of Cannabis Lifestyle Network, the Place-Based TV network CMN Holdings airs in medical dispensaries and you’ll find that misconception couldn’t be further from the truth.
Take the energetic, fast-moving, passion-driven cannabis chef Jacko the Barbarian, who teaches viewers in medical cannabis dispensaries how to make sativa carbonara (no one will be feeling lazy after this one!), and other exciting infusions that elevate and energize.
Jacko shows medical cannabis users how food infusions can help them add a boost to their day and help them perform as their best selves with his infectious energy.
Join the Cannabis Education Movement
Cannabis doctors and dispensaries owe it to their patients to help them build literacy on cannabis through effective cannabis education. Part of this approach is acknowledging the misconceptions that surround cannabis, only to break them apart so that we can help medical cannabis patients live in a world free of stigma for medical cannabis use.
If you’re a cannabis doctor or dispensary interested in educational and informative display media to assist with your cannabis education program, connect with CMN Holdings today to see how you can partner with us at NO COST to you.
Philip M. Cohen is CEO of CMN Holdings, Inc. and their subsidiaries, Cannabis Medical Network, a digital media network airing in cannabis doctors waiting rooms and Cannabis Lifestyle Network, airing in dispensary waiting rooms. Phil has operated a dozen ad supported digital signage networks in doctor offices and at retail since 1985 and is a past Chairman of the Digital Signage Federation.