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Medical Cannabis services offered in Jupiter, FL

Are you curious about how medical cannabis might factor into your treatment plan? If so, a visit with Danielle Lucien, MD, and the team at LuZcare in Jupiter, Florida, might provide some clarity. Many people have found lasting relief through medical cannabis, and the science behind this approach is solid. Book a visit online today, or call to check appointment availability.

Medical Cannabis Q & A

What is medical cannabis?

Cannabis is the scientific name for the plant commonly known as marijuana. This plant has been used in medical applications around the world for hundreds and perhaps even thousands of years. 

Cannabis was also used as medication in America in the 19th and early 20th centuries, although it became federally restricted in the mid-1900s. In recent years, extensive research on the medical use of cannabis has led to changes in the law that allow this powerful plant to again be used to help patients feel and function better. 

Florida allows medicinal use of every part of the cannabis plant, as well as any compounds created from the plant or the resin extracted from the plant. It’s important to understand, however, that the law requires that all medical marijuana products are obtained from a state-licensed medical marijuana treatment centers (MMTCs).

What are some uses for medical marijuana?

Florida clearly outlines the conditions that qualify for medical marijuana treatment. They include:

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

The law also allows use for “diagnosable, debilitating conditions” like migraines, depression, and anxiety and for chronic nonmalignant pain. You can also be cleared for medical marijuana use for terminal conditions, although those must be diagnosed by a different physician than the one who issues your certification. 

What are the steps for getting approved for medical cannabis?

The process begins with a visit to a certified doctor. This visit works in much the same way as a normal physical exam and includes a discussion of your health history and any medications you’re currently taking. 

If your practitioner determines you qualify for a medical marijuana card, they will submit the recommendation paperwork on your behalf. You’ll then create an online account through the Florida Department of Health to confirm your residency status and pay your $75 fee. Once approved, you’ll receive your medical marijuana card. 

If you’d like more information or are ready to begin this process, call the office today to set up a visit, or spend a few moments on the online booking page.