Maryland Cannabis Physicians

Benefits of medical cannabis

For a long time the government and the pharmaceutical industry have claimed that marijuana is bad for you. However, recent research is showing more evidence that medical marijuana can treat certain symptoms in a natural way. It needs to be noted that this is not about recreation and getting high.

The use of medical marijuana is based on a personalized schedule depending on the type and severity of the medical symptoms of the medical cannabis patient.

At our medical marijuana clinic in Westminster, MD we will evaluate your specific medical conditions and will explain what treatment would be best for you. Also we will design a personalized treatment plan that fits your needs.

Medical marijuana is available in several different forms. It can be smoked, vaporized, ingested as a pill form or an edible version can be mixed with food. 

Patients that smoke medical marijuana can have a reduced intraocular pressure. In these cases marijuana must be used numerous times during the day so the patient can achieve the desired effect. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive component of marijuana. This substance has therapeutic benefits, but because it does not target the CB1 receptor, it doesn't leave people feeling high and is more suitable for medical marijuana treatment.

During your appointment in our medical cannabis clinic in Carroll County, our doctors will explain to you the benefits and risks of using medical marijuana in the context of your medical situation.

Marijuana may have side effects depending on frequency of use, dosage and your specific medical condition.

Because the substance THC attaches to receptors in the brain that influence thinking, memory, pleasure, coordination and time perception it may have a negative effect on their function. The effects of marijuana can alter the attention, judgement and balance.

You should always have an evaluation with a certified physician first when considering medical marijuana treatment.