The number of women using medical marijuana to treat their pain is up drastically over the past five years, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
The report says 25 percent of women in 2012 used medical marijuana compared to more than 37 percent as of May of this year.
Dr. Burns, the Director of the Southwest Medical Evaluation Center, says many people have a hard time getting over the stigma of using marijuana to treat medical ailments, especially women.
“People have a hard time jumping over the blurred line and looking at the medical and really looking at it through a filter or medical standpoint, a therapeutic standpoint,” Dr. Burns said.
But now, more and more women are using medical marijuana to treat their issues.