I had to go to the hospital for a surgical procedure this week, then normally, the nurses ask about the medications I take, my allergies to meds, and if I used tobacco, alcohol, or narcotics.
I told them I had been using medical marijuana for over a year, and they didn’t even bconnect an eye.
They didn’t ask the reason for the use of medical marijuana, or how much I used. This struck me as odd, because I had always thought of marijuana as a type of narcotic. I have a marijuana product that helps me sleep, and 1 that eases the pain. I thought that’s what they used narcotics for. I wanted them to think in case they gave me medications that would react with the medical marijuana. I hadn’t used it the day before surgery, or the day of, because of that reason. The only medicines they were concerned with were if I had used diabetic medicine or diuretics, but when another nurse came in, I asked about the lack of problem over using medical marijuana. She said that they were cheerful when people told them medical marijuana wasn’t a pressing deal. If it helped people, especially older people, it was better than taking a lot of medications. I was cheerful that someone was legitimately listening to me and telling me why no 1 seemed nervous. When she said that as far as she was nervous, it wasn’t as bad as using alcohol, and only went a step below in using acetaminophen for headaches. She made me laugh when she said that, even if she was putting an IV in my arm.