How can you ask a doctor for a marijuana prescription?

So here's the deal: I have a really good friend who's 23 and has a serious problem with insomnia. He's tried all sorts of sleeping pills and such, over the counter and prescibed, but nothing actually works for him unless he takes too much of it, which has some nasty side effects. Right now, even if he... show more So here's the deal: I have a really good friend who's 23 and has a serious problem with insomnia. He's tried all sorts of sleeping pills and such, over the counter and prescibed, but nothing actually works for him unless he takes too much of it, which has some nasty side effects. Right now, even if he hasn't slept for days, he can only fall asleep by drinking a large quantity of strong alcohol, and that is never good. Thing is, when he was in college he found out that smoking marijuana knocks him straight out like a light almost immediately. So we want to know; how the hell do you ask a doctor for a prescription for medical marijuana without sounding like a total pothead wanting to score?
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