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Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana, also known as "Medical Cannabis", is used to treat chronic medical conditions as a holistic, alternative treatment. The primary chemicals in Medical Marijuana are Cannabinoids, and work on receptors in the central nervous system.

 

The Cannabis Sativa plant contains many active compounds, but two are:

1. THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol) and 2. CBD (cannabidiol). 

How does Medical Marijuana Work?

Cannabinoids act on specific receptors in our central nervous systems, producing a multitude of effects. Our physician will be happy to explain how M.M. works, as well as how it may benefit your condition.

Who can participate in the medical marijuana program?

Any individual with a qualifying condition verified by a physician is eligible to participate in the program. You must be a resident of PA and age 21 or over. 

Do I need a referral from a medical physician?

No, you do not need a referral. You must have a history of treatment for one of the 23 qualifying medical conditions.

Does Medical Marijuana Physicians distribute M.M.?

No. For patients who may benefit from using medical marijuana, we are able to recommend this and help you to obtain a medical card for purchasing medical marijuana.  We can also provide you with a list of local dispensaries.

What is THC and CBD?

THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) are derived from the same Cannabis Sativa Plant. THC is associated with psychoactive effects, while CBD is considered a non-psychoactive compound.  Although CBD does contain a small percentage of THC, the amount is negligible as it is typically less than 0.3%. Both THC and CBD have been studied for efficacy in a variety of illnesses. 

Are follow-up visits necessary?

Follow-up visits are not required, but are highly recommended so that your symptoms and progress can be monitored. Scheduling a follow-up ensures a continuing relationship with our physician.

What forms of M.M. are there?

Currently, M.M. is distributed in 6 forms: Pill, Oil, Topical, Vapor, Tincture, and Liquid. Flower can be found at some distributors. 

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