Marijuana is approved as medicine in 18 states and the District of Columbia yet some doctors are still reluctant to prescribe it. This talk show interviews doctors who are currently recommending marijuana and how and why. Doctors are calling in from states like Colorado and saying their patients are in extreme pain and grateful to have something less addicting than opiates. One doctor says she sees Iraq vets who are referred from the Veterans Hospital (VA). Because the VA takes federal money they cannot recommend cannabis but Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) patients find their way to her. She says the patients are very grateful for something that helps them sleep. She also said many of her patients are in extreme pain and can’t afford expensive pharmaceuticals. Her patients are grateful to have access to an affordable treatment.