Medical Marijuana is used by individuals seeking relief from symptoms of various medical conditions or treatments. Marijuana plants have hundreds of chemicals known as cannabinoids. The two cannabinoids that are most commonly known are CBD and THC. Cannabidiol (CBD) is the non-psychoactive that is being tested in the medical community to measure its medical benefits for conditions such as epilepsy. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the chemical compound in marijuana that releases dopamine into your brain and is responsible for the euphoric “high” commonly associated with the plant.
Medical marijuana may be used to help ease nausea, pain, and loss of appetite in individuals who have cancer or HIV. Medical research suggests that medical marijuana may also reduce the number of seizures in people with epilepsy. Other studies conducted display the plant easing multiple sclerosis symptoms such as frequent urination, spasms and chronic pain.
For more information on medical marijuana please read the answers to some frequently asked questions below. If you would like to schedule a visit to talk about medical marijuana please call 352-556-4823.
Medical Marijuana is prescribed through the Office of Compassionate Use. It is a new type of prescriptive medicine that is available for qualified patients.
Medical marijuana, or medical cannabis, is available for patients who have chronic conditions that have not responded to traditional treatments. Diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic pain syndromes and many others can be treated with medical marijuana.
Medical Marijuana is currently not covered by ANY insurance provider. It is the patient’s responsibility for all co-payments to the physician’s office visit and expenses for medication purchased from a medical marijuana treatment center.
THC is the active compound in marijuana that causes the feeling of euphoria. THC helps patients with insomnia, depression, and side effects to chemotherapy. There are multiple treatment options that have low or no THC at all. The other active compound in Medical Marijuana is CBD, which can help with chronic pain, seizures, and many other conditions without the feelings of euphoria.
Patients at WCMI Orthopedics are charged a fee of $150.00 for all co-payments associated to the treatment with medical marijuana.
The potential risks of medical marijuana include, but are not limited to: impaired judgement, inability to operate a motorized vehicle, and side effects related to psychosis or other vulnerable mental health conditions.
$75.00 application fee, must be in form of check or money order. Applicant fees can now be made online, through your registry profile.
The Florida Department of Health is estimating about 30 calendar days. Processing time depends on when the Florida Department of Health receives the application and payment.
Visit the Medical Marijuana Use Registry by visting their website through the Florida Department of Health.
Medical marijuana is prescribed to the patient during the first visit with the physician as the patient is entered into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry.
Patients can visit, or order delivery service from a Florida Medical Marijuana Treatment Center
(Also known as: Medical Marijuana Dispensary).
PATIENTS MUST BE ABLE TO PROVIDE MEDICAL MARIJUANA ID CARD WHEN PURCHASING MEDICINE.
WCMI Orthopedics is unable to provide pricing for medical cannabis, patients will need to contact a Medical Marijuana Treatment Center.
Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers are listed on the Florida Department of Health’s website, under the Medical Marijuana Use Registry.
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