Medical marijuana is an effective treatment for chronic pain management. Patients with cancer, PTSD, AIDs, Crohn’s Disease, and other, long-term conditions like glaucoma or nerve pain are often primary candidates for medical marijuana for pain management.
As a registered physician capable of recommending medical marijuana for our patients in the Miami area, we are able to help you manage your pain in ways that impact your overall quality of life.
Patients diagnosed with cancer or physical medical condition that chronically produces symptoms of seizures or severe and persistent muscle spasms are eligible to receive an order for medical cannabis.
Scientific research has shown that medical marijuana may be beneficial for many conditions.
Updated, July 3, 2017.
On June 23, 2017, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed new medical cannabis legislation into law. The new legislation updates previous, temporary processes and regulations with more-permanent, patient-friendly solutions.
Here are some of the highlights of the new legislative changes:
*A terminal condition is a progressive disease or medical or surgical condition that causes significant functional impairment, is not considered by a treating physician to be reversible without the administration of life-sustaining procedures, and will result in death within 1 year after diagnosis if the condition runs its normal course.
Medical Marijuana continues to gain legal momentum across the United States as a viable – and effective – pain management treatment and a quantifiable alternative to opioids.
Patients diagnosed with cancer or a physical medical condition that chronically produces symptoms of seizures or severe and persistent muscle spasms are eligible to receive a prescription for medical marijuana (though there are varying types of prescriptions, based on the specific condition of the patient).
Scientific research has shown that medical marijuana may be therapeutic for many conditions.
Your body already makes marijuana-like chemicals that affect pain, inflammation, and many other processes. Marijuana can sometimes help those natural chemicals work better, says Laura Borgelt, PharmD, of the University of Colorado.
Marijuana has been used as a botanical medicine since (at least) the 19th and 20th centuries. Today, marijuana’s claim as a potential panacea is backed up by countless studies crediting its healing potential to its cannabidiol content.
Cannabinoids interact with your body by way of naturally-occurring cannabinoid receptors embedded in cell membranes throughout your body. As humans, we naturally have cannabinoid receptors in our brain, liver, immune system, lungs, and kidneys.
The therapeutic effects of marijuana occur when a cannabinoid activates a cannabinoid receptor.
There’s still ongoing research as to how far it impacts your health, but to date, research has shown that cannabinoid receptors play an important role in many body processes, including metabolic regulation, cravings, pain, anxiety, bone growth, and immune function. Medical use of marijuana has even been shown in some instances to reduce the size of tumors in some cancer patients.
Other common ailments being treated with medical marijuana in various states include*:
With new legislation in Florida, many previous restrictions and regulations have been lessened, which is great news to millions of patients across the state! The 90 day waiting period has been removed, among many other changes beneficial to patients. For a full list of legal changes, click here.
Here’s how to get medical cannabis in Miami, FL:
In Florida, medical marijuana may be:
Please note that the availability of the above applications varies between dispensaries.
Side effects of marijuana that usually don’t last long can include:
Please note that the use of medical marijuana in Doral, Florida (and the entire state) does NOT include the following: