There are countless individuals who’ve long suffered from chronic pain, anxiety, gastrointestinal distress, or some other ailment that their doctors just can’t seem to remedy. Many of these individuals pursue treatment through medical cannabis. For those who are new to cannabis treatment, however, there may be some questions or concerns. After all, cannabis can help fill some of the gaps left in your regular healthcare regimen, but knowing what kind of cannabis you need and how to use it, may overwhelm. That’s why all patients in the Sarasota, Florida area are encouraged to join us at Marijuana Doctor Now for a confidential consultation, where you’ll get a better handle on your cannabis strategy.
As you consider making your appointment with us, here’s what you can expect from the consultation.
1. The Purpose
We understand that simply receiving a medical marijuana card, with no sense of how to use it, can be perplexing. You’re essentially flying blind, taking cannabis products without any sense of the big picture. A critical part of our job is offering direction, specifically by helping our clients put together a personalized, clinical plan.
That plan will give you all the information you need before you head to the dispensary— including what kinds of cannabis to look for, what kind of doses to take, and what other therapeutic modalities might help you alleviate your symptoms.
2. Exploring Different Treatment Modalities
To that end, it’s important to know that your medical marijuana consultation may involve more than just cannabis. Your doctor may also talk with you about the benefits of using CBD to augment your medical cannabis. And, a number of adjunct therapies can be recommended to ensure you’re on the path to wholeness and healing.
Just a few examples of these adjunct therapies include:
- Hormone therapy
- Vitamin injections
- IV therapy
- Functional medicine
Again, our goal isn’t just to help you get marijuana but to give you a blueprint for a healthy life, free of pain and other symptoms. That may include a personalized recommendation for some of these different therapeutic modalities.
3. Getting Your Card
Before you can truly begin with your medical cannabis treatment, of course, you’ll need to get your medical marijuana card from the State of Florida.
The process is fairly streamlined, but it can still be intimidating if you’ve never done it before. We can actually help you file your application right here in our office. The State requires a small application fee ($75), which you can take care of during your visit. You’ll receive an email from the State of Florida within just a few days, giving you the go-ahead to head to the dispensary and get the cannabis products you need.
4. Renewing Your Card
Renewal of your marijuana card requires routine visits to an approved doctor, and that’s something else we’re more than happy to handle here at Marijuana Doctor Now. The State of Florida requires follow-up visits every seven months, and at our practice we encourage patients to check in with us about once every six months.
5. Preparing for the Dispensary
Once you leave our office, you’ll probably be excited about hitting the dispensary to pick up the right products—but again, if you’ve never done it before, you may have some questions. We can not only help you ensure that you know just what to get but we can also connect you with one of the great local dispensaries that we work with.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
The consultation experience can be clarifying for anyone who’s looking for an integrative, holistic approach to healthcare. The first step toward that goal is just reaching out to us at Marijuana Doctor Now to schedule your appointment. Contact us whenever you’re ready to discuss the healing properties of cannabis and CBD.