Everything You Need to Know About Medical Cannabis

Medical cannabis is a treatment option that doesn’t have the serious side effects that you could have with other medications. A low-THC version of cannabis won’t get you high, but it can help you cope with symptoms of many diseases and conditions. Dr. Moises Irizarry-Román works with you to determine whether medical cannabis is right for you.

What is medical cannabis?  

Medical cannabis is a form of marijuana that contains very low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the principal psychoactive chemical in cannabis that causes you to “get high.” Although it won’t provide you with a euphoric experience, medical cannabis can help with the treatment of a number of conditions/diseases.

What can medical cannabis do?

Medical cannabis can be used to help in the treatment of a number of diseases and conditions. Cannabis can help provide pain relief, treat nausea, improve poor appetite, address undesirable weight loss, and seizures.

Some of the conditions that it can help treat include Parkinson’s disease, chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, and cancer. Medical cannabis can also provide you with relief from the symptoms of many other conditions and diseases.

How do I get a recommendation?

First off, it's important to understand that medical cannabis is not “prescribed”. It can only legally be ‘recommended’ by your physician.

During your first appointment, Dr. Moises Irizarry-Román studies your health history and completes a full medical exam. He evaluates if medical cannabis might be right for you. If he determines that it could help you, he completes a Florida Medical Marijuana Recommendation stating the type of medical cannabis and dosage that he thinks will be right for you.

Once Dr. Irizarry-Román has completed this form, it will be entered into the state of Florida’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use Registry. It may take some time to get the go-ahead, but once you are approved by the state, you have permission to purchase medical cannabis.

Where do I get medical cannabis?

Once you have a recommendation from Dr. Irizarry-Román, and your application is approved by the state, you are able to go to a Florida state dispensary to purchase your medical cannabis. The doctor will recommend a certain dose, and a specific delivery method, such as oils, lotions, oral, or inhalation, based on your preferences.

What if medical cannabis doesn’t help?

If your symptoms don’t improve once you have started taking the medical cannabis, you can make another appointment to talk to Dr. Irizarry-Román about a possible change in your recommended dose or delivery method. He works with you to provide you with the best treatment possible.

Medical cannabis is a low THC form of marijuana that can’t get you high, but can help treat a number of conditions and illnesses. It can be helpful for treating nausea, pain, seizures, as well as poor appetite and unwanted weight loss. Call or click to day to schedule an appointment for an evaluation to determine if medical cannabis could be right for you.

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