The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission met for the first time today and named Dr. Steven Stokes, a radiation oncologist from Dothan, as its chair.
Click on image to hear him talking about prescribing medical cannabis as an oncologist
Stokes said he has been prescribing medical marijuana to cancer patients in Florida for about four years. He said he was skeptical about medical cannabis until he saw the results.
“It provides relief when what we’re doing is not working,” Stokes said. “People are continuing to lose weight from cancer, dropping weight, dropping weight, and nothing works. But you put them on medical marijuana, they start gaining weight again. That’s a big improvement.