Medical marijuana is the term used to describe the unprocessed marijuana plant or extracts from the plant for use in treating illnesses, pain, or disease. The marijuana plant contains chemicals known as cannabinoids. Your body makes cannabinoids naturally as a way to regulate pain.
Medical marijuana can be:
While not approved by the FDA, many states have been legalizing medical marijuana to treat a variety of symptoms and medical conditions. THC and CBD cannabinoids are especially effective in treating certain issues. THC can trigger your appetite and reduce nausea. CBD doesn’t make you high and can help treat:
The side effects of medical marijuana typically affect the brain. You may experience problems with:
Generally, you may feel side effects of cannabis use for up to two hours following your dosage. Residual side effects can last as long as 24 hours depending on the dosing amount and the potency of the cannabis.
Dr. Jay prescribes a specific dosage for treating your symptoms, and it’s important to follow these guidelines.
What factors influence my prescribed dosage of medical marijuana?
Dr. Jay evaluates your symptoms to determine the proper dosage of medical marijuana for your medical condition. Factors that influence your dosage include:
Dr. Jay must diagnose you with one of the many conditions authorized for treatment with medical marijuana. These include:
Once Dr. Jay certifies your need for medical marijuana, you must register with the California Department of Public Health’s Medical Marijuana Program Unit to receive your medical marijuana identification card.
To learn more about medical marijuana, schedule a consultation online or by calling the office.
At Dr. Jay's Tustin Place Medical Group, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed. We accept the following insurances.
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