What to Include
|We are interested in detailed accounts of your
medical marihuana experience. If
you would be willing to write such an account,
we would like it to include the following:
short paragraph which will tell the reader a little
bit about you, how old are you, what is your marital
status, do you have children, what is your
occupation, etc. You may wish to mention schooling
and your history with marihuana, if any, before you
began to use it as a medicine.
(2) When and where was the symptom or
illness for which you use marihuana first diagnosed?
Who made the diagnosis?
(3) When did you first start to use
marihuana medicinally and how did you discover or
learn that it was helpful?
(4) Describe precisely how it is helpful
to you and how it compares to the conventional drugs
you have used to treat the same symptoms or illness.
You might also want to comment on the relative
expense of cannabis versus conventional drugs.
(5) How often do you use cannabis and how
do you use it? Do you smoke it, and if so how
(cigarettes, water pipe, etc.)? If you ingest it, in
what form (cooked food, capsules, etc.)? Have you
ever used it in any other way? Do you have any tips
for people who need to learn from scratch how to use
cannabis as a medicine?
(6) Have you ever been in legal
difficulty because of your medicinal use of cannabis?
If so, please briefly describe. (Remember, the
emphasis in this book is on marihuana's usefulness as
a medicine, not how outrageous the
prohibition against medical use is.)
Please indicate whether, if we publish this piece, we
should use your name or would you prefer to remain
We ask you not to follow this outline
so precisely that it looks like some kind of formulaic
presentation. What we need is a clinical narrative or
anecdote from you but one which addresses the
above-mentioned points. You need not be concerned with
the writing as we will edit it and eventually send it
back to you for your approval wherever possible. Be sure to include a
mailing address and a telephone number. Thanks so much
for helping us with this project.
Back to Information Exchange