Medical Cannabis Recommendations
We are finally able to offer medical cannabis as a tool in our toolbox.
We are finally able to offer medical cannabis as a tool in our toolbox. CBD, THC and other anti-inflammatory compounds present in the whole cannabis plant can be a bridge controlling inflammation while root cause is being addressed or can be part of a long term treatment plan to help control chronic pain. With minimal side effects and no addictive qualities, it can be a useful alternative to prescription medications.
Patients who schedule an appointment with either of us to discuss medical cannabis should know several things prior to making the appointment.
First, you will either need a referral from your doctor based on one of the qualifying conditions or provide us with medical records indicating you are currently being treated for one of the qualifying conditions.
Second, we will need a list of your medications and supplements in order to determine any potential drug to drug interactions in order to keep you safe.
Third, we will follow the recommendations regarding the need for follow up based on guidance from the state medical board.
The qualifying conditions that have been approved for treatment with medical cannabis include:
- ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
- Crohn’s Disease
- Epilepsy (seizure disorder)
- Hepatitis C
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable
- Parkinson’s Disease
- HIV +
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Spinal Cord Disease or Injury
- Tourette’s syndrome
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Ulcerative Colitis
Call today to schedule a confidential appointment to discuss adding medical cannabis to your treatment regimen!
Obtain your medical records containing the pertinent diagnosis and bring them to your appointment- this is often the limiting factor. Once you have your records we can see you ASAP!
Make sure to bring your driver’s license, passport, or state issued ID. If you need a caregiver to go to the dispensary on your behalf, they will need to be present with their ID in order for us to register them as a caregiver. Note, you are allowed up to two caregivers registered under your medical card if needed.