Is Medical Marijuana Safe?

Marijuana was once considered a dangerous, mind-altering substance, but research now shows that its properties serve important therapeutic and medical purposes. In fact, studies show that medical marijuana can safely act as a powerful pain reliever, appetite stimulant, mental health support, brain protectant, and more 

Since it was first legalized in Florida a few years ago, medical marijuana has demonstrated the ability to reduce symptoms related to everything from Crohn’s Disease, chronic pain, and depression to Alzheimer’s Disease, cancer, and seizures.

Replacing Painkillers with Medical Marijuana

Before medical marijuana became widely available, millions of Americans relied upon dangerous prescription painkillers to reduce their chronic pain. From migraines and joint discomfort to severe back pain, countless adults used and often became dependent upon Vicodin, Oxycontin, and other powerful painkillers.  

Medical marijuana offers a way to alleviate pain without risking painkiller dependency and the dangerous addictions they create.

The Health Benefits of Medical Marijuana

According to a report released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), there is conclusive evidence that cannabis can effectively treat chronic pain.

This is because the body is already equipped with natural cannabinoid receptors that play essential roles in many of the body’s physiological processes, including pain. When cannabis is introduced into the body, it activates those receptors to alleviate sensations of pain. This makes medical marijuana an excellent treatment option for people suffering from fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, migraine headaches, Crohn’s Disease, and other medical conditions that cause debilitating pain.

How To Get Your Medical Marijuana Card

Getting medical marijuana in Florida has never been easier. Call Hakunah Matata Compassionate Care to schedule an appointment, at which time our medical doctor will interview you and perform a physical examination. Once you are diagnosed with one of the qualifying conditions, the friendly staff at Hakunah Matata Compassionate Care will assist you with the necessary paperwork so that you can soon experience the many health benefits of medical cannabis.

Call (239) 789-6561 to make an appointment at Hakunah Matata Compassionate Care today. We offer the support that patients need when battling cancer, epilepsy, PTSD, glaucoma, chronic pain, and more.