Are the symptoms associated with your medical condition holding you back? Dr. Terese Taylor is a registered Medical Marijuana Doctor in Cape Coral and a registered Medical Marijuana Doctor in Pompano Beach. She has the capability of prescribing 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 and a registered Medical Marijuana Doctor in Pompano Beach 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.
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 as well as a registered Medical Marijuana Doctor in Pompano Beach, 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 as well as a registered Medical Marijuana Doctor in Pompano Beach, Florida.