Medical Marijuana In A Very Important Stage Of The Process

April 6, 2018

At All Natural Heath Certifications in Florida, our compassionate health services are among the most well established and best reputed in the area. So you can feel assured and comfortable that you’re going to be seeing medical marijuana doctors in Florida who really care about your well being and will provide you your medical card quickly and easily. We know you need the medical benefits and pain management relief of cannabis, and we’re here to help you with all aspects of acquiring marijuana evaluations and recommendations. If you’re wondering how to get a cannabis card, you’ve come to right place. Give us a call and we’ll quickly walk through the steps. Our primary goal is provide our patients with a safe and effective way to seek cannabis therapy for their medical conditions. It is a daunting task to try to locate a Doctor willing and able to help you begin Medical Marijuana treatment and we are here to make the process as simple and as easy as possible. Our participating network of physicians are available in locations across Florida. Once the doctor assigns you a medical marijuana recommendation, our expert staff will handle everything else. If you are a new patient to the Florida Medical Marijuana Registry you will receive temporary paperwork after getting your Medical Marijuana Recommendation from our doctor that may be used to afford legal protection for possession and use of Medical Marijuana. With your temporary paperwork you can buy cannabis from dispensaries by showing them the temporary paperwork with a certified mail receipt from the post office. If you are a renewal with the Medical Marijuana Registry, at this point in time you must show a valid Medical Marijuana License to dispensaries at the time of purchase. However, all renewals are afforded legal protection with the temporary paperwork for possession and use so long as they have a certified mail receipt from the post office. Renewals may also legally buy Medical Marijuana from individual caregivers they have assigned. Let us know if you are having a hard time finding a dispensary willing to sell to you, the All Natural Marijuana Doctor network find you the care you need. The first step in obtaining your Florida’s Medical Marijuana card is to make an appointment with us. You can do this by phone, email or complete our get started form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Our mission is to make getting your medical marijuana card as painless as possible. We know new things can often be a daunting task. Our staff will assist you through the process of obtaining your Marijuana Card. Get started today as we are currently accepting new patients. Our company’s primary business is getting patients registered with the state of Florida’s medical marijuana program. We have direct relationships with intelligent and open minded doctors specializing in marijuana.

large, recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine found “insufficient evidence” to support or refute the idea that cannabis might increase the overall risk of a heart attack, though it also found some limited evidence that using the drug could be a trigger for the phenomenon. Many Florida Marijuana Doctors are seeing major improvement with patients not having to rely on the medicine cabinet to find the relief they need.

Another study, albeit a very small one, found an increase in blood pressure — but only when regular pot users stopped using the drug, not before. That aligns with research from the Mayo Clinic, which suggests that using cannabis could result in decreased, not increased blood pressure.

Given the limits of our knowledge about marijuana and heart health, how did one study come to such stark conclusions about the drug and our hearts? As it turns out, multiple factors muddled the picture, including the authors’ decision to define “regular” marijuana users as anyone who’d ever tried weed.

For their study, the researchers looked at more than 1,000 people age 19 or older who had been recruited previously as part of a large and ongoing national health survey. One question on that survey was whether an individual had ever used marijuana. People who answered “yes” were classified as marijuana users; those who answered “no” were classified as nonusers. Researchers took that data and merged it with statistics on death from all causes pulled from the US National Center for Health Statistics.

A statistical analysis suggested that the people deemed marijuana users were 3.42 times as likely to die from hypertension, or high blood pressure, than those who said they had never used. That risk also appeared to rise by a factor of 1.04 with what the researchers labeled “each year of use.”

That’s a pretty stark finding. But in reality, more than half of Americans have tried cannabis, which would classify all of them as users in this study. Just a fraction of those people use it regularly, according to recent surveys.

In addition, the study was observational, meaning it followed a group of people over time as opposed to assigning specific groups to try specific interventions. That type of study cannot be used to conclude that there’s a cause-and-effect relationship between two things, which the authors acknowledged in their paper.

One of the most common side effects in cancer patients tends to be nausea as a result of chemotherapy treatment, and for many patients, medical marijuana use is an effective tool in reducing bouts of severe nausea. For those patients who are unable to keep medication down, the inhalation of the cannabinoid drug reverses the nausea effects caused by chemotherapy treatment, as well as easing anxiety and pain related to treatment. Medical marijuana has also been found to stimulate appetite, which is effective for cancer patients who, due to nausea, have been unable to eat and are experiencing treatment-related weight loss.

For patients with cachexia, medical marijuana has the potential to be a very simple answer to a complex problem. Known as a serious wasting syndrome, cachexia generally results in nutritional deficiencies caused by other underlying issues. Patients with cachexia may experience weight loss, fatigue, weakness, lowered appetite or loss of appetite and possible muscle atrophy. Many conditions may lead to cachexia such as autoimmune diseases or perhaps cancer, yet the end result is the same. Patients who are unable to eat will begin to experiencing malnourishment and fatigue and will experience great difficulty performing even the most mundane tasks. Once a body becomes malnourished, it will begin to have electrolyte imbalances and in some severe cases, this can lead to death. Medical marijuana has a proven appetite stimulation effect, and for patients experiencing complete lack of appetite, use of marijuana may be effective in reducing the effects of wasting.

Known as a neurological condition that appears in the form of seizures, epilepsy is a condition which affects the nervous system. Although seizures can also be caused by an injury to the brain or through genetic inheritance, epilepsy related seizures generally have no known cause. Medical marijuana patients may be able to control seizures through the use of the drug with fewer or no side effects generally experienced by the use of traditional medicine. Because marijuana produces a calming effect on the body, the nervous system is less likely to cause seizures. Patients who use medical marijuana for epileptic seizures report fewer instances of seizures with regular use.

Glaucoma is a condition that is caused by increased eye pressure, resulting in damage to the optic nerve and can cause eventual blindness. For glaucoma patients, marijuana use may be an effective alternative to surgery. Medical marijuana use reduces pressure immediately in the eyes and the effects can last up to four or five hours. While medical marijuana will have varying degrees of effect in patients with glaucoma, adding marijuana to a treatment regimen may allow patients a secondary source of relief and perhaps eliminate the need for surgery.

HIV positive patients can find daily life extremely painful. HIV attacks the body’s immune system, destroying white blood cells and rendering the body unable to fight infection. Once the body has become severely weakened, AIDS will occur. For HIV patients, medical marijuana may be the best form of relief from the many symptoms that occur with HIV. Medical marijuana will help to reverse symptoms of nausea and weight loss, and helps to relieve pain and improve symptoms of depression. Cannabinoid drugs have been shown in studies to relieve a wide range of symptoms commonly found in relation to HIV that other traditional drugs have not.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is a disease that attacks the central nervous system, causing severe pain, tremors, and loss of many functions. MS attacks nearly 350,000 people in the U.S. alone, and for patients suffering from MS in Florida, marijuana can provide a great deal of symptom relief. While medical marijuana cannot relieve symptoms completely, it can be highly effective in improving eyesight, appetite, speech and balance. Medical marijuana also helps reduce chronic pain, tremors and muscle spasms, calming the nervous system and offering some patients the ability to walk unassisted by walkers or wheelchairs. At (All Natural) we can set you an appointment with a medical marijuana recommending physician practicing in Florida.

Muscle Spasms
Medical marijuana patients have discovered many of the drug’s benefits in relation to treatment for muscle spasms. Muscle spasms can occur as the result of injury or illness, such as epilepsy, stroke, MS, cerebral palsy, or other conditions. Pharmaceutical drug treatment for muscle spasms is often laced with side effects and can become highly addictive. The use of medical marijuana to treat muscle spasms has been shown to relax the nervous system and provide a calming effect to the body while also reducing pain. Marijuana is an effective, natural alternative to pharmaceutical drugs and provides both immediate and long lasting results.

Severe Chronic Pain
Severe chronic pain is often the result of other conditions or treatments of conditions, such as chemotherapy treatment for cancer, and can be both debilitating and exhausting and many times can lead to chronic depression. While pharmaceutical drugs are available to combat pain and depression, they can be highly addictive and can often cause side effects that are just as unpleasant. The use of medical marijuana in patients suffering from severe chronic pain has shown in multiple studies to lift moods of depression and reduce or even sometimes completely alleviate pain symptoms without drugs.

Severe Nausea 
Severe nausea can often be a side effect of another illness, and is one that can lead a patient toward malnourishment and exhaustion. Patients undergoing treatment for other illnesses such as cancer or Leukemia who are required to be treated with chemotherapy will often experience continued nausea to the point of being unable to ingest anything. Florida medical marijuana patients have found that using the drug as part of a prescribed regimen greatly reduces symptoms of nausea and often stimulates the appetite. Nausea can be caused by a number of conditions, and the inhaled use of medical marijuana has been shown to be a more effective treatment than traditional medicines which in some cases patients may not be able to keep down. We work with doctors that are knowledgeable about the benefits of medicinal marijuana when treating the symptoms of  the qualifying conditions set forth by the Florida Department of Public Health and Environment.

Marijuana’s official designation as a Schedule 1 drug something with no currently accepted medical use, means it’s pretty tough to study. Yet both a growing body of research and numerous anecdotal reports link cannabis with several health benefits, including pain relief and helping with certain forms of epilepsy. In addition, researchers say there are many other ways marijuana might affect health that they want to better understand as many Florida medical marijuana Doctors and many other Physicians as well can contest to. A massive report released in January helps sum up exactly what we know and, perhaps more importantly, what we don’t know about the science of cannabis. One of cannabis active ingredients, tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, interacts with our brain’s reward system, the part that’s primed to respond to things that make us feel good, like eating and sex. When overexcited by drugs, the reward system creates feelings of euphoria. This is also why some studies have suggested that excessive marijuana use can be a problem in some people, the more often you trigger that euphoria, the less you may feel during other rewarding experiences.  Within a few minutes of inhaling marijuana, your heart rate can increase by between 20 and 50 beats a minute. This can last anywhere from 20 minutes to three hours, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The new report found insufficient evidence to support or refute the idea that cannabis might increase the overall risk of a heart attack. The same report, however, also found some limited evidence that smoking could be a trigger for a heart attack.  Pot also contains cannabidiol, or CBD — and this chemical, while not responsible for getting you high, is thought to be responsible for many of marijuana’s therapeutic effects such as pain relief or potentially treating certain kinds of childhood epilepsy. The new report also found conclusive or substantial evidence — the most definitive levels — that cannabis can be an effective treatment for chronic pain, which could have to do with both CBD and THC. Pain is also “by far the most common” reason people request medical marijuana, according to the report. One of the ways scientists think it may help with pain is by reducing inflammation, a component of painful illnesses like rheumatoid arthritis. A preliminary 2005 study of 58 patients with RA, roughly half of whom were given a placebo and roughly half of whom were given a cannabis-based medicine called Sativex, found “statistically significant improvements in pain on movement, pain at rest, quality of sleep” for patients on Sativex. Other studies testing both other cannabinoid products and inhaled marijuana have shown similar pain-relieving effects, according to the report.  Some people with inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis could also benefit from marijuana use, studies suggest. A 2014 paper, for example, describes two studies of people with chronic Crohn’s in which half were given the drug and half were given a placebo. That study showed a decrease in symptoms in 10 of 11 subjects using cannabis, compared with just four of 10 on the placebo. But when the researchers did a follow-up study using low-dose CBD, they saw no effect in the patients. Researchers say that, for now, we need more research before we’ll know whether cannabis can help with these diseases. Set up an appointment to get a doctors recommendation to use medical marijuana for your qualifying conditions today.

study published in August claimed that marijuana users faced a much higher risk of dying from hypertension than those who had never used the drug.

The findings sounded alarming. But like any study, this one had key limitations, including the fact that it defined cannabis “users” as anyone who’d ever tried the drug. More importantly, however, it highlighted an important gap in our current understanding of the science of cannabis: How does the drug affect the heart?

new paper highlights how clouded this picture currently is. Scientists simply don’t know the overall impact of cannabis on cardiovascular health.

For the new study, researchers in other States looked at dozens of studies on marijuana and the heart. Those studies examined links between cannabis and health problems that put people at a higher risk of developing a heart condition — like high cholesterol or high blood pressure — as well as links between cannabis and actual heart conditions, such as heart disease. 

But they found that all of the past studies were plagued by problems. Some were too small, others were too short-term, and others failed to study the right groups of people, such as those who would be the most at-risk for these conditions.

So the researchers came to a depressing conclusion: “Evidence examining the effect of marijuana on cardiovascular risk factors and outcomes … is insufficient,” they wrote.

That corresponds with previous research on marijuana and the heart.

There’s plenty of reason to be concerned about how marijuana impacts our health. Yet in many areas, we simply lack enough comprehensive research to draw any conclusions.

Scientists know that using marijuana increases your heart rate by between 20 and 50 beats a minute for anywhere from 20 minutes to three hours. That sounds like it could be enough to impact heart function, but again, we need more research.

All Natural Health Certifications is Currently servicing the following areas of Florida for medical marijuana Doctor recommendations, ID cards and licenses: Altamonte Springs | Apopka | Clearwater | Clermont | Cocoa Beach | Davenport | Deland |  Deltona | Dr Phillips | Edgewater | Fort Pierce | Jacksonville | Kissimmee | Lake Mary | Longwood | Maitland | Melbourne | Miami | New Smyrna Beach | North West Palm Beach Gardens | Orlando | Ormond Beach | Oviedo | Palm Coast | Port Orange | Port St Lucie | Sanford | St Augustine | Titusville | Vero Beach | Winter Garden.