Once a taboo subject, there has been overwhelming support and approval for the use of medicinal cannabis in recent years, thanks to increased research and studies that indicate its therapeutic value to treat and alleviate various conditions including cancer, HIV, and chronic pain.
The way it works is that the active chemicals in marijuana, also known as cannabinoids, are responsible for mimicking chemicals in our bodies involving appetite, movement, pain, and memory.
The benefits of using medical marijuana are numerous; these are the most common:
- Relieve pain and reduce inflammation
- Lower anxiety
- Kill cancer cells and slow down the growth of tumors
- Reduce nausea caused by chemotherapy
- Relax tight muscles
- Stimulate appetite
Although recreational cannabis use remains illegal across most of the US, many states, including Florida, have legalized its acquisition and use for valid medicinal purposes. To qualify for medical marijuana and get a medical marijuana card, patients must be diagnosed with an illness or condition that is listed by their state. Once patients have undergone a clinical evaluation and they receive a recommendation from our local physician etc.