Medical Marijuana Consultations Questions and Answers
You may be wondering if it’s worth considering a medical marijuana treatment plan. At RejuvaMed in Wesley Chapel, FL, many patients experience relief from pain without suffering any unfavorable effects in the process. We recognize cannabis as a treatment method with an overabundance of health benefits. Call us today or book an appointment online for a medical marijuana consultation.
What symptoms can cannabis (medical marijuana) treat?
- Mood disorders
- And more
For many very ill people, medical marijuana is the one type of medicine that helps to relieve their pain and distressas well as treating symptoms associated with their medical condition, without hampering side effects.
Marijuana has been shown to ease symptoms cause by a wide variety of serious medical conditions including but not limited to cancer, AIDS, and glaucoma. Medical marijuana is often an effective alternative to prescription synthetic painkillers.
How can you qualify for medical marijuana in Florida?
- You must be a Florida resident.
- Have been diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition (listed below)
- Complete an in-office consultation with a certified Medical Marijuana Physician such as Dr. Andronico.
- Be positioned in the Medical Marijuana Compassionate Use Registry for the State of Florida.
What conditions can medical marijuana treat?
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Crohn’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those above
- A terminal condition diagnosed by a physician other than the qualified physician issuing the physician certification
- Chronic nonmalignant pain caused by a medical condition or that originates from a medical condition and continues beyond the usual progression of that qualifying medical condition.
If a patient is younger than 18 years of age, a 2nd doctor must agree with the determination to treat the patient with low-THC cannabis.
Other hindering medical conditions including but are not limited to:
- Chronic Pain
- Cerebral Palsy
- Chemotherapy Side Effects
- Essential Tremor (Kinetic)
- Hepatitis C
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Lyme Disease
- Migraine Headaches
- Muscle Spasms
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
- Severe Nausea
- Radiation Therapy Side Effects
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Tardive Dyskinesia
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Ulcerative Colitis (UC)
What is low-THC cannabis?
In Florida, low-THC cannabis is very different from medical marijuana because it contains very low amounts of psychoactive component tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Because of its low-THC, it does not have the “high” feeling properties that full-potency marijuana has. In order to qualify as low-THC, the flowers, seeds, resin, and any other product derived from the cannabis plant have to contain 0.8 percent or less of THC and have to contain more than 10 percent of cannabidiol (CBD).
Who qualifies for low-THC cannabis?
Qualified physicians may order low-THC cannabis for a qualified individuals who have conditions detailed in section 381.986, Florida Statutes.
If you want to relieve your pain and medical marijuana seems like the option for you, visit our location in Wesley Chapel, FL or for more information on your medical marijuana options, call our office and speak with Amy. 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.