Conditions That Can Be Helped With Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana has become a popular remedy for relieving medical issues, and the increase of its use isn’t slowing down.

At Nostalgia Family Medicine in Longwood, Florida, Florida-qualified medical marijuana card practitioner, Brandon Fletcher, MD, and our professional team prescribe medical marijuana to help relieve symptoms for many medical conditions. 

Medical marijuana explained

The marijuana plant contains more than 100 cannabinoids, which are chemicals that affect the body differently. Medical marijuana mostly uses delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) to help relieve symptoms of your medical condition or relieve you of side effects you might experience from other treatments.

Conditions it helps

If you have any of the following conditions, you may qualify as a candidate for medical marijuana. They include:

We can also provide medical marijuana if you suffer from side effects from other medical treatments. For example, chemotherapy can cause nausea and vomiting. When you use marijuana, it can relieve your symptoms.

At our practice, we provide a comprehensive evaluation to identify your medical issue and determine if medical marijuana is right for you.

Is it safe?

Medical marijuana can cause side effects — some more severe than others, including:

Medical marijuana proves to be a safer choice than opiates and can replace the use of NSAIDs, as well. You can’t overdose on medical marijuana, and it rarely causes severe addiction. In addition, a published report shows that cannabis has never caused a death in the United States.

How to take medical marijuana

To experience the benefits of medical marijuana, you can take it in several ways, including:

All methods work. You simply decide on which one appeals to you the most. You can feel the effects quickly when you smoke it or vaporize it. Eating it can delay the effects by an hour or two.

To schedule a consultation to learn more about medical marijuana and to find out if you’re a candidate for treatment, contact us today. Call 407-543-1270, or request your appointment online. You can also send a message to Dr. Fletcher and our team if you have any questions or concerns.

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