Benefits Of Medical Cannabis

There are more than 60 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids in the marijuana plant. Cannabinoids interact with your body by way of naturally occurring cannabinoid receptors embedded in cell membranes throughout your body. There are cannabinoid receptors in your brain, lungs, liver, kidneys, immune system and more; both the therapeutic and psychoactive properties of marijuana occur when a cannabinoid (such as the THC produced by the cannabis plant) activates a cannabinoid receptor. Your body also has naturally occurring endocannabinoids that stimulate your cannabinoid receptors and produce a variety of important physiologic processes, far beyond that of the traditional “highs” associated with THC. What is amazing is that your body is actually hard-wired to respond to cannabinoids through this unique cannabinoid receptor system; research is still ongoing on just how extensive their impact is on our health, but to date it’s known that cannabinoid receptors play an important role in many body processes, including metabolic regulation, cravings, pain, anxiety, bone growth, and immune function.

Medical Cannabis can provide benefits for a wide variety of ailments and conditions including but not limited to:

  • Asthma
  • Severe and Chronic Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Migraine headaches
  • Glaucoma
  • Cancer
  • Chronic nausea/vomiting
  • Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Seizure disorders (Epilepsy)
  • Gastric Esophageal Reflux
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Hepatitis C
  • Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Cumulative trauma disorder
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Scoliosis
  • Whiplash
  • Neuropathy
  • Muscle Spasm
  • PTSD
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Other debilitating medical conditions as determined by a licensed Florida physician