At the end of part one of Newshub's documentary on cannabis, Patrick Gower: On Weed, Newshub's national correspondent Patrick Gower obtained a medical recommendation to take marijuana to treat his stress and anxiety.
Now, we watch him follow through. Sitting in Dr Joe Cohen's office, Gower raises the vape to his lips and inhales deeply. Check it out below:
"I want you to do it a few times," Dr Cohen advises him. "Take a few hits."
"I'm feeling that that's enough," Gower says.
"Take one more," Dr Cohen replies.
"Medically, you'd like me to take one more?" Gower asks.
"Yeah" is the answer.
The effects kick in quickly. Gower grins and waggles his eyebrows as the doctor's shirt pops in front of him.
"Yeah, I do have some psychoactivity," he says. "Thank you doctor!"
After this, Gower heads to a university mobile lab to get tested. The research team there are trying to get actual data on the medical effects of cannabis.
Blood is drawn and Gower undergoes a cognition test, which checks his memory and motor skills.
"Am I high? Yes I am. Do I dislike the effects that I'm feeling? No I don't, not really. Do I like the effects? Yes I do," he tells the team, describing his mood as "euphoric".
"This is a fun fun fun test!" he exclaims.
Vaping is one way to consume cannabis, eating it is another. The effects are less predictable, longer-lasting, and slower to come up.
Credit to Newshub and Patrick Gower, watch the full documentary HERE