In this episode of Getting Personal with Plant Medicine, host Diana Krach speaks with Dr. Peter Grinspoon about the importance of discussing plant medicine use with your doctor. Dr. Grinspoon, a primary care physician, and medical cannabis expert, shares his experience of treating patients who use plant medicine and provides valuable insights into how to talk to your doctor about it.
The episode begins with a discussion of the stigma that still surrounds plant medicine use, and how this can make it difficult for patients to talk to their doctors about it.
The conversation then turns to the potential benefits and risks of plant medicine use, and how these can vary depending on the individual and the specific plant medicine. Dr. Grinspoon provides tips for preparing for a conversation with your doctor, including doing your own research, bringing a list of questions, and being open to discussing alternative treatments.
Throughout the episode, Diana and Dr. Grinspoon share personal stories and anecdotes, making the conversation both informative and engaging. By the end of the episode, listeners will have a better understanding of how to approach talking to their doctor about plant medicine use, and why it is important to have an open and honest dialogue.
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