MEDICAL MARIJUANA

WHAT IS MEDICAL MARIJUANA?

Florida law defines medical marijuana as all parts of any plant of the genus Cannabis, whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of the plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant or its seeds or resin, including low-THC cannabis, which are dispensed from a medical marijuana treatment center for medical use by a qualified patient.

In Florida, medical marijuana is distinct from low-THC cannabis in that it can contain significant amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the chemical compound that causes the “high” commonly associated with cannabis. Unlike low-THC cannabis, the consumption of medical marijuana can lead to potent psychoactive effects in patients.

WHO QUALIFIES FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA?

A qualified physician may only order medical marijuana for a patient with a qualifying condition that is diagnosed by the patient’s physician.

Qualifying conditions include:

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV
  • AIDS
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those above
  • A terminal condition diagnosed by a physician other than the qualified physician issuing the physician certification
  • Chronic nonmalignant pain caused by a qualifying medical condition or that originates from a qualifying medical condition and persists beyond the usual course of that qualifying medical condition

Diverse Medical Care is pleased to announce we are now preparing Medical Marijuana recommendations for our patients.  Call our office for additional information and to schedule an appointment.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA PRODUCTS COME IN WHICH TYPES OF FORMULAS?

Types of formula products include:

  • Vaporized Cartridge
  • Syringe Concentrates
  • Droplets 
  • Nasal Spray
  • Topical Cream
  • Capsule
  • Suppository