Medical Marijuana

Family Physician in Bokeelia, FL

Medical Marijuana services offered in Bokeelia, FL

You may have heard that medical marijuana might help treat your medical condition(s), but you may not know how to begin. At Ancuram Family Medicine in Bokeelia, Florida, Daniel L. W. Hanley, MD, helps you explore how this natural treatment option might align with your needs. When you’re ready to learn more, call to schedule a personalized consultation, or book online in just a few clicks.

Medical Marijuana Q&A

What is Medical Marijuana?

Researchers have long known that the marijuana plant offers a range of potential benefits, but the process of legalizing medical marijuana has been slow and halting. Fortunately, Florida now allows residents to take advantage of this natural solution to a number of health needs. 

The chemical components of the marijuana plant that deliver medicinal benefits are known as tetrahydrocannabinol (TCH) and cannabidiol (CBD). Similar to the components of your body that control appetite, movement, pain, and memory, THC and CBD help address numerous disease symptoms. 

While medical marijuana is an excellent treatment option for many, it isn’t a great fit for everyone. Your provider works closely with you to determine if you are a good candidate for medical marijuana and advises you on all your options when it comes to managing your condition and improving your overall health.

How do I acquire a medical marijuana card in Florida?

The process begins with a diagnosis of a condition approved for medical marijuana treatment. The providers at Ancuram Family Medicine are designated providers by the state of Florida and have training on how to assist patients in determining if medical marijuana is a good fit for their needs.

You simply book a visit at Ancuram Family Medicine and share the details of your personal and family health history. Bring in any previous medical records or other documentation. Your provider offers guidance on all of your treatment options, including medical marijuana. 

Once your provider determines you have a qualifying condition, they enter your information into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry. You then register for a medical marijuana card and once approved, you can go to an authorized dispensary to fill an order placed by your provider.  

What kinds of health conditions qualify for medical marijuana treatment?

Some of the health issues Florida recognizes as appropriate for medical marijuana care include:

  • Cancer
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Glaucoma

These are just some of the health conditions that may be a good fit for medical marijuana. If you’re ready to begin or have any additional questions, call the office to book a visit or use the online scheduling tool as an option any time of day or night.