Is Medical Marijuana (Cannabis) Right for Me?
Medical marijuana — also called medical cannabis — is a term for derivatives of the Cannabis sativa plant that are used to relieve serious and chronic symptoms.
Cannabis sativa contains many active compounds, but two are of interest for medical purposes:
- THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol) – this is the primary ingredient in marijuana that makes people “high.”
- CBD (cannabidiol).
Medical marijuana and low-THC cannabis are available in Florida for qualified patients.
Studies report that medical cannabis has possible benefits for several conditions. The state of Florida has a list of “Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis” use, but you may qualify if you have a similar condition. At your appointment, we will determine if you qualify and write the appropriate recommendations.