“Every pregnant person has the right to advocate for their needs. Every pregnant person has the right to work with health providers who prioritize prenatal care services that are compassionate and nonjudgmental,” says Fratoni, “One risk that must be considered is the very real possibility that health providers may report their cannabis use to Child Protective Services (CPS) which can have both social and legal implications.”
“Unfortunately, because the cannabis community support is lacking, FCLA is shutting down, becoming an archived educational and historical resource. While Arnold is discouraged by the
TSC Talks Guest Marissa Fratoni
As Fratoni points out, over 90% of people with periods suffer from debilitating symptoms every month, and cannabis can provide great relief.
“It’s important for women to explore with different cannabis products to determine what works best for them. It’s also imperative that women up the ante in the self-care department prior to the start of their menstrual cycle to improve the outcome,” she says, pointing out that cannabis is not a cure-all, “Cannabis is a tool for improving symptoms, but for many women – severe PMS symptoms provide evidence of disharmony that needs to be explored, discovered, and treated at the root for optimal health and well-being throughout the lifespan.”
This paper will discuss some of the challenges faced by patients and adult users of cannabis in terms of inadequate guidance and counseling from qualified health providers, the less than clear scope of practice for dispensing agents and caregivers, and some of the negative impacts this lack of clarity presents for many of the players in the cannabis space. A discussion of the discontinuity of care between recommending healthcare providers and the medical marijuana dispensaries will be included. Recommendations for possible solutions to some of these issues and challenges will also be discussed.