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Everything You Need to Know About Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana in different forms

At Fountain of You in Melbourne, Florida, we specialize in a variety of aesthetic and anti-aging services including Botox, face fillers, lip fillers, chemical peels, facials, micro-needling, and much more! We are well known throughout Brevard County for our wide array of services designed to help our clients look and feel their best at any age. But, we don’t stop there! Did you know that Dr. Kim Zipper is also able to prescribe medical marijuana to qualifying patients?

How Does Medical Marijuana Work?

Marijuana, or cannabis, contains Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) which are chemicals known as cannabinoids. These cannabinoids work on different parts of the brain and can help alleviate pain and other adverse symptoms caused by certain illnesses. Medical marijuana has been legalized in most states in the US, and people throughout the country are turning to cannabis to treat their illnesses and diseases. Medicinal marijuana is argued to be a better alternative to prescription medications, including opioids, for many patients. This is because certain medications like oxycodone are extremely addictive and can have detrimental side effects. In addition, withdrawals from pharmaceutical medications can be extremely difficult and dangerous. Prescription marijuana, on the other hand, is not considered physically dependent like most anti-anxiety and pain management medications are. Oftentimes, cannabis is a safer, more natural alternative to prescription pills. The cannabinoids in this naturally occurring plant can help with some of the same maladies that prescription pills treat without the dangers and adverse effects.

What are the Benefits?

One of the main benefits of medical cannabis is its pain reducing qualities. Patients who suffer from chronic pain often respond well to cannabis. Cancer patients who are going through chemotherapy also reap benefits from cannabis, not only for the pain-relieving properties it contains but also for its anti-nausea properties. Cannabis can help with a variety of symptoms associated with different illnesses and diseases. It is known to aid in digestion, pain relief, increase appetite, diminish inflammation, improve sleep, and more.

Different factors are taken into consideration when a doctor decides if medicinal cannabis could benefit a patient. These stipulations vary depending on the laws of the state, but generally speaking, there are certain ailments and diseases that cannabis is known to treat. People who suffer from certain diseases and ailments could qualify for a medical marijuana prescription.

What Can It Treat?

  • Migraines
  • Chronic pain
  • Glaucoma
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Epilepsy & Seizures
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cancer
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • PTSD
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Crohn’s disease

If you suffer from any of these conditions, you could benefit from medicinal marijuana. To learn more about the services we offer and to see if you qualify for medical marijuana, please contact our Melbourne, Florida office. Dr. Zipper will consult with you and determine if you are a candidate for a medical marijuana prescription.

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