Medical Marijuana: Non Habit-Forming Marijuana
Medical marijuana can provide relief for a wide range of painful conditions ranging from glaucoma to cancer. At Simple Primary Care Solutions in Edmond, Oklahoma, Steven King, DO, can prescribe medical marijuana cards if you will benefit from this treatment. Call Simple Primary Care Solutions or schedule a consultation online today to find out if medical marijuana is right for you.
How do I know if medical marijuana can help me?
In Oklahoma, licensed physicians such as Dr. King at Simple Primary Care Solutions can prescribe medical marijuana cards, which enable you to purchase the medication from a state-registered dispensary. Some of the conditions that may qualify for medical marijuana treatment include:
- Crohn’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Terminal illness
Dr. King can use his discretion to identify other debilitating conditions. For example, he may suggest medical marijuana to treat mental health issues like anxiety and depression, insomnia, chronic pain, or severe menstrual cramps.
What are the different medical marijuana administration methods?
You may obtain either low-THC cannabis or regular, medical-grade cannabis.
Low-THC marijuana products include cannabidiol (CBD) as the active ingredient and are sometimes referred to as CBD products. They don’t provide any “high” or intoxicated feelings, although you may feel relaxed after using it.
Regular medical-grade cannabis includes tetrahydrocannabinol — the active substance commonly referred to as THC. Medical-grade marijuana provides pain relief and reduced symptoms of anxiety, depression, and insomnia. It also helps increase your appetite, which reduces the side effects of chemotherapy or other gastrointestinal problems that reduce your appetite.
You also need to decide on how you want to consume your medical marijuana. Depending on your condition and desired relief, you can choose from the following.
- Topical medical marijuana
Each method of medical marijuana administration provides different benefits. Dr. King or the ordering physician at your dispensary provide personalized advice on what form is most useful for your condition and symptoms.
What should I expect during my appointment?
During your appointment with Dr. King at Simple Primary Care Solutions, you discuss your health and symptoms. Dr. King asks about other traditional medical treatments you’ve tried for your condition and their effectiveness at relieving pain and resolving your symptoms.
Dr. King keeps records and documentation about your condition and symptoms. His chart contains documentation from any other doctor or a mental health provider who provided your initial diagnosis. Dr. King keeps a record of your marijuana dosing plan and your administration method.
If you’re curious about medical marijuana and if it’s right for you, call Simple Primary Care Solutions or schedule a consultation online today.