Obtaining a Medical Cannabis Card


By Karen McBride

The negative side effects of pharmaceuticals have caused patients to search for more natural forms of treatment. According to the National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health, people have used cannabis, also called marijuana, for a variety of health conditions for at least 3,000 years.

Clinical studies on the use of medical cannabis or medical marijuana began over 20 years ago. More recently, medical marijuana has gained national attention as a growing number of states and territories have enacted laws to legalize it.

Medical marijuana has been effective in reducing the symptoms of such diseases as fibromyalgia, neuropathic pain, Alzheimer’s disease, and even helps protect against spontaneous seizures for patients suffering from epilepsy.

Other conditions that benefit from the use of medical marijuana include:
• Cancer – medical marijuana is proven to be effective at treating cancer-related symptoms and treatment-related side effects, including nausea, appetite, sleep, and pain issues.
• Arthritis – arthritis sufferers have found relief from inflammation, pain, and stiffness when using medical marijuana.
• Glaucoma – glaucoma increases pressure in the eyeball, damaging the optic nerve and causing loss of vision. Marijuana decreases the pressure inside the eye.
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (“PTSD”) – One of the qualifying conditions in Florida is PTSD, which is an anxiety disorder.

Our bodies contain an endocannabinoid system, which brings balance to the other systems in our body. The natural alternative to pharmaceuticals is successful in treating such a variety of conditions because it is also contains cannabinoids similar to those all mammals produce, and, therefore, similar to a supplement.

The supplement comes in many forms. In addition to being inhaled, it is available in a topical cream, patch, drops, nasal mist, and more to fit the patient’s needs and comfort level.

The first step in purchasing medical marijuana is to become certified by a licensed and certified medical marijuana doctor. You do not need to see your primary care physician first. Once you have been approved by the doctor, the request is processed by the state. When completed, you will receive an email and then be able to purchase medical marijuana from several locations throughout the Tampa Bay area. The supplement can be delivered directly to your house.

Medical marijuana is not covered by health insurance, but it is affordable. Since it is still against federal law, insurance companies cannot cover it.
To schedule your appointment, call 813-756-0091 or 844-420-7277 or visit http://certifiedmarijuanadoctors.com or http://cmmdr.com.
What our patients are saying…

“With a wide range of health problems, I came in as a skeptical wreck, and these people were so patient and understanding, and helpful. I cannot thank them enough. I am having unbelievable results. My husband said I am a different person. Things that I didn’t expect to benefit, it has helped. From reducing my blood sugar, to pain, sleep, everything has been beneficial. With NO side effects. Being a very religious person, I was taught this was not good, and all I can say now, is God put it here, and it works. I tell everyone who will listen. This has dramatically changed my life for the better.
— Carmen D.


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