4 Questions to Ask A Marijuana Doctor
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Table of Contents:
Is there a difference between medical and recreational marijuana?
When should I see a marijuana doctor?
How do you get a medical marijuana recommendation?
How should I take medical marijuana?
Medical marijuana has been on the market for several years now, although it was often hard to come by. As medical marijuana use increases and becomes more widely accepted, it is becoming easier to acquire, many people are asking what the difference is between the marijuana used for medical purposes, and the marijuana that is used recreationally.
The main differences are:
– Levels of cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) ingredient levels vary, with recreational marijuana having higher levels of THC, which is the ingredient that causes the sensation that users look for. Medical marijuana doesn’t give patients the feeling, due to lower levels of THC and higher levels of CBD, which has the anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, and anti-oxidant properties patients are often looking for.
– While CBD has been federally legalized in the United States for medical purposes, THC is still illegal at a federal level but allowed in many states for medical reasons.
– The quality of medical marijuana compared to recreational marijuana is vastly different, as medical-grade marijuana is closely monitored through strict controlled processes.
A marijuana doctor can provide their patients with a recommendation for the use of medical marijuana to treat some serious or chronic medical conditions. If the patient has tried traditional medical treatments and medications with no relief, they may want to seek out the opinion of a marijuana doctor.
A marijuana doctor will perform their own physical exam of the patient, as well as perform a thorough review of their medical history, including past treatments and medications used to treat and provide relief from the condition. They will use this information to determine the patient’s qualifications for the medical marijuana card and program, providing the patient with a recommendation for medical marijuana use, if deemed to be an appropriate course of action. This recommendation will specify the amount and method of administration that the patient could benefit from, which will be noted in the patient’s medical marijuana card details.
A medical recommendation for the use of medical marijuana needs to come from a licensed medical marijuana doctor. Patients looking to start using medical marijuana for the treatment of a chronic or serious medical condition that has shown to respond positively to medical marijuana will need to prove that previous, traditional treatments and medications have not worked to provide relief.
The marijuana doctor will need to perform their own physical exam of the patient, as well as read through their current medical records, including any current or previous diagnoses of medical conditions, and any and all treatments and medications that have been previously used. When the marijuana doctor deems that the patient has done everything possible to find relief from their condition to no avail, they will approve the patient for a medical marijuana card and provide their recommendation on dosage and usage for the patient to get relief.
Medical marijuana can be taken in a number of different ways, with each option being absorbed into the body’s systems differently. The most commonly known option for administering marijuana is to inhale it, whether through smoking or vaping.
However, it can also be administered through edibles, which are consumed through the mouth, sublingually under the tongue, typically in the form of creams, sprays, and pain patches, or as a suppository. You should discuss your method of administration with your marijuana doctor as each method provides relief differently, with some methods providing fast, almost immediate relief, while other methods work slowly but provide longer-lasting relief. As the patient, you can also have a say in your preference for how you would like to take your medical marijuana.
At RejuvaMed, our marijuana doctor will work with you to determine not only if medical marijuana is the right treatment for you, but also the best method of receiving the drug to provide you with the relief you need. For more information, call us. We serve patients from Wesley Chapel FL, Land o Lakes FL, Lutz FL, New Tampa FL, Tampa Palms FL, Zephyrhills FL, San Antonio FL, Dade City FL, Tampa FL and surrounding areas.