Dr. Tammy wants you to call it cannabis.
Not weed. Not pot. Not dope. She doesn’t even want you to call it marijuana, really.
She, and a growing number of others nationwide, want you to call it cannabis, like everyone in America did before the 1910 Mexican Revolution. She wants doctors to take weed (sorry) back from Cheech and Chong and dorm-room walls. She wants to put it in the medicine cabinet, where she says it belongs.
When Dr. Tammy Post (aka “Dr. Tammy” or even “The Naked Doctor”) took the stage at a cannabis symposium two weeks ago, she looked every bit the part of a cannabis-prescribing West Coast physician — blonde hair, gleaming white smile, standing trim and fashionable in a skirt and heels.
But Dr. Tammy practices in Rogers, Arkansas, which could be considered, maybe, the west coast of Beaver Lake.
“I thought it fitting I got to speak at 4:20 [p.m] today,” Post said, rising a laugh and a few hoots from an audience at the Medical Cannabis Patient Health Fair and Symposium in Fayetteville.