“I drove down to the event because I believe education is very important. I really liked how Healthway provided everything in one central location: doctors, medical professionals, and patients. I was impressed, and I’m looking forward to the next one.” – Michael Windle, Cannabis Advocate
Knowledge about medical cannabis does not just benefit those who practice medicine or work in the medical industry; those who own businesses and function in the cannabis industry, such as growers or dispensary owners, can highly benefit from medical cannabis education in order to further develop their own operations.
The doctors and nurses who treat the patients should be informed on the best options they can provide, and similarly, business owners should know as much as they can about medical cannabis in order to help their business move forward as efficiently as possible. Furthermore, entrepreneurs who are knowledgeable about cannabis serve as authoritative source in the industry, making it more for investors to contribute and for other business owners to collaborate.
Allowing for the correct information of medicinal cannabis spread throughout the medical professional world will allow for better treatment opportunities for patients, and will similarly affect those in the cannabis industry. There is a symbiosis between both spaces, as the more education both sides have, the better treatment can be overall when it comes to cannabis.
With the growth in knowledge through the medical world, medicinal cannabis can become more accessible for patients, potentially in states that have not yet seen medical marijuana programs implemented.
Having this need for accessibility calls for a growth in dispensaries and plantations, as these are the main allocators of medical cannabis to patients. Without education, there can be no guidelines for patient treatment, which makes treating a patient effectively impossible, or even dangerous. Comprehensive medical education on medical marijuana ensures that those who need it most are able to receive it.