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Medical Marijuana

An oz. of Wellness Healthcare

Medical Marijuana Certifying Doctors & Alternative Medicine Physician located in Boca Raton, FL

Cannabis has been used as a form of medicine for thousands of years. Now, the state of Florida has legalized the use of medical marijuana for qualifying health conditions. An oz. of Wellness Healthcare, with offices in Boca Raton, Orlando, and Palm Bay, Florida, is a medical marijuana treatment center (MMTC) and can determine if you have a qualifying condition and provide you with the certification that allows you to obtain your medical marijuana identification card. To schedule a consultation, call the office or book an appointment using the online booking feature today.

Medical Marijuana Q & A

What is medical marijuana?

Medical marijuana refers to the use of marijuana as a treatment for medical conditions. The cannabis plant contains various compounds called cannabinoids, including delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), which are the most well-known and studied. Your body also produces cannabinoids, which are used by your endocannabinoid system (ECS). 

While researchers are only beginning to understand the role ECS plays in your body, it’s known that the system aims to maintain homeostasis in your body and helps regulate mood, pain, stress, appetite, immune health, and sleep. The cannabinoids in medical marijuana act on your ECS receptors to produce the desired medicinal effects, which may include pain reduction, increased appetite, or improved mood. 

There are two primary forms of medical marijuana available in the United States, including Sativa, which has a stimulating effect, and Indica, which has a calming effect. 

Am I a good candidate for medical marijuana?

The health providers at An oz. of Wellness Healthcare determine if you’re a good candidate for medical marijuana during your consultation. The state of Florida has issued a list of qualifying conditions that may benefit from the use of medical marijuana, which includes:

  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Multiple sclerosis

You may also qualify if you have a condition similar to those listed above or you have a terminal condition. The state of Florida also allows the use of medical marijuana for the treatment of chronic pain.

What can I expect during a consultation?

The team at An oz. of Wellness Healthcare promises a stress-free, professional, and caring consultation when you come in to discuss medical marijuana as an alternative treatment option for your condition. The team conducts a comprehensive evaluation to determine if you suffer from a condition that would certify you for the medical marijuana registry.

If you qualify, the team walks you step-by-step through the process of getting your medical marijuana registry ID card. They also identify medical marijuana products best suited to meet your needs. They then enter this information into a database shared by the medical marijuana dispensaries. 

An oz. of Wellness Healthcare is a medical marijuana treatment center (MMTC), and the team provides education about hemp and medical marijuana. The practice isn’t a medical marijuana dispensary.

To schedule a consultation with the compassionate team, call An oz. of Wellness Healthcare or request an appointment online today.