Holistic Medicine, LLC
Holistic Medical Services located in Gambrills, MD
If you’re looking for an alternative treatment for PTSD, chronic pain, anorexia, or other eating disorders, medical marijuana may be right for you. Holistic Medicine, LLC in Gambrills, Maryland, is a registered provider certified to write recommendations that allow qualified patients to legally obtain medical marijuana. To learn more about how medical marijuana can help you, call Holistic Medicine, LLC, or book an appointment online today.
Medical Cannabis Q & A
What is medical marijuana?
Marijuana is an herbal medicine that comes from the dried flowering buds of the cannabis plant. The two main types of cannabis plants are Sativa and India, each with their own unique medicinal effects. Indica strains generally promote a deep sense of relaxation, while Sativa strains tend to be more energizing.
You can consume medical marijuana in a variety of ways, including:
- Smoking herb or concentrates
- Vaping herb or concentrates
- Eating cannabis-infused foods
- Drinking cannabis tea or other infused beverages
How does medical marijuana work?
The cannabis plant possesses over 100 different cannabinoids, each with its own effect on your body. You’ve probably heard of the two major cannabinoids, cannabidiol (CBD) and Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
THC is what make you feel, “high,” or “stoned,” when you use cannabis, while CBD provides therapeutic benefits without the psychoactive effects.
Cannabinoids bind to particular receptors in your brain and nervous system that ease suffering by interrupting pain impulses. Your body has cannabinoid receptors in the following locations:
- Immune system
What conditions does medical marijuana treat?
Medical marijuana is a versatile herbal remedy for a broad range of health problems. Holistic Medicine, LLC most often recommends cannabis for the following conditions:
- Anorexia and other eating disorders
- Appetite loss
- Crohn’s disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscle spasms
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health disorders
- Severe pain
- Cancer and side effects of chemotherapy
How can I legally obtain medical marijuana?
To legally obtain medical cannabis in the state of Maryland, you must first register with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. If you’re a minor under the age of 18, you need a parent or legal guardian over the age of 21 to serve as your caregiver.
Once registered, you can book an appointment at Holistic Medicine, LLC, with a certified provider of medical marijuana recommendations. She evaluates your condition to determine whether medical marijuana is right for you.
If so, she writes you a recommendation to bring to a licensed Maryland dispensary to purchase your medicine.
If you’re looking for safe and reliable access to medical marijuana to treat a qualified condition, call Holistic Medicine, LLC, or book an appointment online today.