Walgreens, the global retailer and pharmacy chain with over 8,000 stores throughout the U.S., posted a positive article regarding medical marijuana on its Tumblr account. This is the first American pharmacy chain to publish an unbiased and straightforward medical marijuana article.
The post includes medical marijuana statements such as: “Most states encourage patients to apply for a Medical Marijuana Identification Card” and “If you’d like more information about the use of medical marijuana, talk with your doctor.”
The post was written by a University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy resident, Dahlia Sultan, The Cannabist reports. In her post, she does speak about some potential downsides of medical marijuana use, but, overall, remains unbiased and positive.
Another part of Walgreens’ Tumblr post said, “…research has also shown marijuana provides pain relief in ways traditional pain medicines don’t. Medical marijuana can improve appetite and relieve nausea in those who have cancer and it may help relieve symptoms such as muscle stiffness in people who have multiple sclerosis.”
Walgreens included a disclaimer in the post stating that it “is not a licensed medical marijuana provider.”