Medical Marijuana Evaluation Center
Rainbow River Medical and Rejuvenation is your premier evaluation facility. We are pretty sure Dr. Jeff invented the words “compassionate care”! When it comes to medical marijuana RRMR has been on the forefront leading the charge to ensure all patients have access to all of the treatments available. This has led to RRMR being one of the areas busiest (and affordable) medical marijuana evaluation centers.
What is medical Marijuana? Is it legal? Is it safe? What are it’s uses?
Medical cannabis, sometimes referred to as medical marijuana, is currently legal in most states and in Washington DC. Although it is not yet legal federally, select states, including Florida, have individually chosen to approve it’s use for certain medical conditions. In Florida, these are cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple sclerosis (MS), and other medical conditions similar in kind or class to these. Additionally qualifying are any diagnosed terminal condition or chronic nonmalignant pain caused by or originating from a qualifying medical condition.
CBD (cannabidiol) is probably the least controversial of the two main plant extracts. In contrast to THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD offers the least potential for alteration in consciousness. CBD alone has been shown to relieve insomnia, anxiety, spasticity, and pain. When CBD is used in combination with THC (as supplied by Florida dispensaries), the effects are magnified to achieve the desired treatment goal. The most common use for medical cannabis is for pain control of chronic pain that affects such a large portion of the population. It has been documented as clearly safer than the opiates. Patients have the opportunity to resume their previous activities without suffering the negative consequences of opiate use.
Research shows medical marijuana is also used to manage nausea, muscle spasm, tremors, weight loss, irritable bowel syndrome, and can even be used to treat glaucoma. A very promising area of research is its use for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans who are returning from combat areas. Veterans have reported drastic improvement despite the current federal guidelines.