As medical marijuana grows in popularity and use, it is important to understand the benefits and use of this trend-setting remedy. At Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center, we are proud to now offer medical marijuana as a part of our wellness programs and treatments. Residents in Akron, Cleveland, Canton, and surrounding communities can inquire about our new medical marijuana wellness treatment.
What is Medical Marijuana?
Medical marijuana comes from a marijuana plant, and the chemicals within the plant, called cannabinoids, are used to treat certain illnesses and conditions. Marijuana contains more than 100 chemicals, and each of the cannabinoids has a different effect on the body. The main cannabinoids that are used to treat human conditions and illnesses are THC and CBD.
What is Medical Marijuana used for?
In the state of Ohio, medical marijuana is currently prescribed to treat 21 medical conditions. These include:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
- Crohn’s Disease
- Hepatitis C
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Pain; Chronic, Severe or Intractable
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Spinal Cord Disease
- Tourette’s Syndrome
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Any other disease or condition added by the state medical board under section 4731.302 of the Revised Code
What are the Health Benefits of Medical Marijuana?
Medical marijuana can help patients reduce chronic pain symptoms, decrease nausea, and relax muscles. Medical marijuana can also help men and women who have experienced appetite loss, muscle spasms, and other pain and discomfort.
How Can Medical Marijuana be used in a Wellness Plan?
Dr. Carp is licensed to prescribe medical marijuana to patients. He can combine medical marijuana with other wellness treatments to best devise a wellness plan tailored to the patient. A consultation with the doctor is required to obtain a medical marijuana recommendation for the identification card.
What is the Cost of Medical Marijuana?
The cost of the medical marijuana products that you purchase is determined by the dispensary in which you purchase them from. Costs can vary depending on the product and which cannabinoid is in the product.
How Can I Purchase Medical Marijuana?
To purchase medical marijuana, you must first obtain a medical marijuana patient identification card. To get this, you must receive a recommendation from a doctor and then file your claim with the state of Ohio to get your identification card. This card can then be used to purchase medical marijuana products from any licensed Ohio medical marijuana dispensary.
If you want more information about medical marijuana and to see if you qualify for a patient identification card, contact us at Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center. We are happy to further discuss this new wellness treatment with you. Men and women in Akron, Canton, Uniontown, and surrounding communities can inquire about medical marijuana.