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Medical Marijuana Specialist

St. Pete Wellness & MedSpa -  - Aesthetic Medical Clinic

St. Pete Wellness & MedSpa

Aesthetic Medical Clinic located in St. Petersburg, FL

Visit Dr DeLucia in St Petersburg to see if you qualify for the Florida Medical Cannabis Program. The Florida Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014 / Amendment 2 allows Florida state certified doctors to order medical cannabis derivative products for patients with a qualifying medical condition. Medical marijuana doctors in Pinellas County are now seeing patients. Patients throughout St Petersburg and Florida must establish or have an established relationship for a minimum of 90 days with a prescribing physician to be issued a medical marijuana card.

Medical Marijuana Q & A

CBD and THC

CBD and THC are components of the marijuana plant.

They are two of many constituents in the plant and they are the most well studied and understood. CBD has the main effect of stabilizing the nervous system. It can help with many issues including:

  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Epilepsy or Seizures
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Cancer
  • Pain
  • Potentially Many Other Disorders

 

Can I Get High From Medical Marijuana?

It is considered to be psychoactive, i.e. it can get you high. THC is the other main component of medical marijuana and is also good to treat many issues. It is shown to benefit in cancer, glaucoma, AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency), pain, multiple sclerosis and nerve pain. It is considered the psychoactive component of the medical marijuana and can give you a high effect.

 

The Ins and Outs of Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana has been in the news a lot across the nation in the past 10 or so years and even more so in the Florida news for the past two years. In 2014, Florida passed laws to permit the limited use of medical marijuana.

Amendment 2 was passed by voters and came into effect the first of this year. This constitutional amendment allows for medical marijuana to be used for many more diagnoses than the original statute. The legislature is working on rules and regulations that should permit Amendment 2 to be fully integrated by September, 2017.

 

How Can I Qualify for Medical Marijuana for a Medical Condition?

Steps to Treatment from The Florida Department of Health:

1) Patients must first be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition.

It is the responsibility of the qualified ordering physician to follow Florida constitution and statute, diagnose patients and determine if medical marijuana is an appropriate treatment.

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

2) Patients and their Caregivers will then be entered into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry by their Qualified Physician.

Once you have been entered into the Registry, your physician will provide you with your Patient ID Number. You will need this to apply for your required Registry Identification Card

Remember to provide your physician with your email address to receive important updates!

3) Patients and their Caregivers will then apply for their Registry Identification Card

Payments and paper ID Card Applications should be mailed to:

Office of Medical Marijuana Use

PO Box 31313

Tampa, FL 33631-3313

4) Fill your order at one of the licensed Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers

Once your Identification Card application has been approved, you will then be able to contact one of the licensed medical marijuana treatment centers and fill the order.

Patients and caregivers may only fill orders for medical marijuana with one of the state’s approved medical marijuana treatment centers. Medical marijuana treatment centers may deliver medical marijuana to qualified patients and caregivers. If you do not have a medical marijuana treatment center in your city you can still fill your order by contacting a medical marijuana treatment center and arranging for a delivery.

http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/office-of-compassionate-use/

 

The Do’s & Don’ts of Medical Marijuana

  • Insurance is neither required to pay for medical services nor products related to MM
  • MM is still considered illegal under Federal Law but legal under state law. The feds have openly stated that they will not prosecute doctors/patients who are acting in good faith for health benefits.
  • MM can only be recommended and dispensed in 70 day increments
  • Visits are suggest for every 90 days.
  • Appointments in our office are available quickly and usually within a few working days.
  • Recommendations for MM are tailored to each individual patient and their unique situation. We try very hard to make it a comfortable and pleasant experience for all.

For more information on medical marijuana or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (727) 873-0500.