Are the symptoms associated with your medical condition holding you back? Dr. Terese Taylor is a registered Medical Marijuana Doctor in Cape Coral, Florida. She prescribes medical marijuana to patients who have qualifying conditions.
How to Receive a Medical Marijuana Card
- Schedule an appointment with Dr. Terese Taylor, a registered Medical Marijuana Doctor in Cape Coral so she can determine if you have a qualifying condition to register for a medical marijuana card.
- Fill out the Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification Card Application for Qualified Patients, either online or a paper form to be mailed. For instructions on how to fill out an application, please use this link. A $75 application fee will be required to begin the application approval process.
- The approval process starts five days after the payment clears and is usually completed within an additional five days. An electronic, temporary card will be sent if approved while the official card is printed. The official card will be sent within five business days.
- After 30 weeks, the patient needs to be recertified for their medical marijuana card.
Medical marijuana is the medical use of the Cannabis Sativa or Cannabis Indica plant to help treat diseases and conditions, as well as relieve symptoms these ailments may cause. Marijuana has been used medically around the world for centuries. Obtaining your Florida Medical Marijuana Card allows you to legally purchase, possess and consume medical marijuana without being arrested. Dr. Taylor can help you get your medical marijuana card, so you are 100% legal. Rest assured that you’re going to be seen by a doctor that is well-versed in alternate medicine and who really cares about your well-being and wants to get you a medical marijuana card. During your first appointment, the doctor will assess your need of the medical benefits and pain management relief of cannabis, and she is here to help you with all aspects of acquiring marijuana for medical purposes. To learn more about acquiring your cannabis card, read on or give Dr. Taylor a call. For more information, contact Dr. Terese Taylor, a registered Medical Marijuana Doctor in Cape Coral, Florida.
A patient must be diagnosed with at least one of the following conditions to qualify to receive marijuana or a marijuana delivery device.
Other Conditions that May Qualify:
Some other conditions that may qualify include ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Degenerative Disc Disease, Depression, Diverticulitis, Eczema, Fibromyalgia, IBS, Insomnia, Migraines, Muscle Spasms, Nausea, OCD, Osteoarthritis, Panic Attacks, Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Radiculopathy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Tremors, Ulcerative Colitis, and Vomiting.
For more information, contact Dr. Terese Taylor, a registered Medical Marijuana Doctor in Cape Coral, Florida.
Medical Marijuana Benefits
Medical Marijuana has been used to help treat symptoms of pain, nausea, muscle spasms, anxiety, seizures, sleep problems, and other conditions. Components of medical marijuana include THC and CBD. THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol and gives marijuana its psychoactive effects. THC has some medicals uses like relieving nausea, appetite loss, insomnia, and other symptoms.
CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is the component that gives most of the medical benefits. CBD is most famous for treating a rare, debilitating form of pediatric epilepsy called Dravet’s Syndrome. Dravet’s syndrome has drug-resistant seizures making it hard to medicate. A study from 2017 shows that Dravet’s syndrome reduction was seen in all different types of seizure levels. Patients who have epilepsy and seizures have been seen to have a reduction in their number of episodes. CBD has been used to reduce anxiety levels and depression, alleviate cancer-related symptoms, and has neuroprotective effects.
In patients with cancer, medical marijuana can help with the side effects of chemotherapy and the pain of cancer. PTSD affects about 8% of our general public but is seen more commonly in soldiers and veterans, affecting around 20%. Medical marijuana helps increase the level of cannabinoids that are lower in individuals with PTSD alleviating them of many of their symptoms.
If you have questions, or need more information, contact Dr. Terese Taylor, a registered Medical Marijuana Doctor in Cape Coral, Florida.
If you or someone you know is a Florida resident and interested in learning more about Florida Medical Marijuana, call Dr. Taylor’s office at 239.540.9918 to schedule a consultation.
What is required to prove Florida residency for a Medical Marijuana Card?
Make sure you bring a photo ID on the day of your appointment with Dr. Taylor in Cape Coral. If you don’t spend all year in Florida, but want to qualify for medical marijuana in Cape Coral, you may be in luck. If you meet the following criteria, you may still apply:
- Live in Florida for at least 31 consecutive days each calendar year
- Maintain temporary residence in Florida
- Be in Florida at least once a year
- Be a registered US voter
Contact Dr. Taylor, a registered Medical Marijuana Doctor in Cape Coral, Florida, if you have questions about residency requirements.
Where to Buy Medical Marijuana in Cape Coral
Columbia Care – Cape Coral
2126 Del Prado Blvd S
Cape Coral, FL 32216
Phone: (239) 347-4574
FLUENT – Cape Coral
103 SW 3rd Pl
Cape Coral, FL 33991
Phone: (239) 236-7354
GrowHealthy – Cape Coral
2323 Del Prado Blvd S
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Phone: (239) 243-9260
Liberty Health Sciences – Cape Coral
1321 SE 47th Ter
Cape Coral, FL 33904
Phone: (239) 230-2377
Trulieve – Cape Coral
2517 Santa Barbara Blvd
Cape Coral, FL 33914
Phone: (239) 204-4808
How to Consume Medical Marijuana
Smoking Medical Marijuana:
Smoking is the most popular way to consume marijuana. If you’re new to smoking cannabis, begin by taking only one or two puffs and wait to feel their effects before consuming more. Be aware that patients new to cannabis sometimes don’t feel an effect the first time. Rather than consuming a large dose, try again at a later time.
Smoking marijuana typically produces quick results, as the psychoactive chemical in marijuana known as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) quickly enters your bloodstream, as a result, you will feel the relaxing, pain-relieving effects of medical cannabis right away.
Pack a small amount of dried (cured) cannabis flower into a pipe, water pipe (bong), or rolling paper (to create a “joint”). Then hold a flame to the cannabis flower until it burns as you softly inhale the smoke from the mouthpiece or other end of the joint.
Vaping or Vaporizing Medical Marijuana:
The process of vaping weed involves heating cannabis flower or concentrates to a temperature that turns the active compounds (cannabinoids and terpenes) into vapor. Vaporization occurs at lower temperatures than smoking so the flower doesn’t combust. Vaping cannabis involves inhaling heated oil through a vaporizing device.
There are many methods by which people vaporize cannabis. The three main types are tabletop vaporizers, portable vaporizers, and vape or “hash oil” pens.
Eating Medical Marijuana:
Cannabis-infused products, commonly referred to as edibles, provide another option to patients who choose not to smoke their medical marijuana. Edibles come in many different varieties including brownies, candy, chocolate bars, cookies, drinks, pills, snacks, spreads and more. You can expect most edibles to contain a relatively high dosage of THC — and some edibles even have other cannabinoids like cannabidiol (CBD) to produce better medicinal results. There are even some companies that offer a “medicated” meals-on-wheels service for patients that cannot physically leave the house.
Depending on the type of edible can determine how you consume the edible and the effects you fell. Any edible that needs to be digested will take longer to feel the effects but will last longer compared to edibles that don’t need to be digested. Some examples of edibles that don’t need to be digested are gums and lozenges that you will feel the effects faster but have less time feeling the effects. To understand how much of an edible you need, talk to Dr. Terese Taylor, a registered Medical Marijuana Doctor in Cape Coral, Florida