Medical Marijuana in Longwood, FL

Healthy Life Medical is now offering medical marijuana consultations in Longwood, FL. To be a candidate for medical cannabis in the state of Florida you must have been diagnosed with one of the following conditions and have medical history from a prior physician showing the diagnosis. 

 

Cancer 

Epilepsy Glaucoma 

Positive Status for Human Immune Deficiency (HIV)  

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)  

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease 

Crohn’s Disease 

Multiple Sclerosis 

Parkinson’s Disease 

Chronic Nonmalignant Pain  

Medical Conditions of the same kind or class as comparable to those listed above A Terminal Medical Condition diagnosed by a physician  

The cost of our medical cannabis program is $200 and you have to visit the office once every six months to consult with our cannabis certified physician. We will handle all of the necessary paperwork on our end to get you entered into the states Compassionate Care Registry so you can start receiving your medication. The only separate costs to you will be the $75 you will have to mail into the state with a copy of a passport photo to receive your Florida Cannabis Card. The medication is also a separate cost that you will pay at the time you pick up your medication or you can choose their delivery option and have the medication delivered to your door. At this time is it taking the state of Florida 2 to 4 weeks to issue the cards to patients once you mail in your $75 and passport photo. 

Healthy Life Medical is located at 201 E. State Rd 434 in Longwood, FL. Please call or text 407-499-1656 or email healthylifemedical@outlook.com with any questions you may have or to schedule your medical cannabis consultation.   


Benefits of Marijuana 

 

Cancer - Not only does marijuana help with the symptoms experienced by patients going through chemo therapy by helping them maintain their appetite and a level of comfort throughout their treatment, CBD may also help prevent cancer from spreading, researchers at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco reported in 2007.   

Cannabidiol stops cancer by turning off the gene called Id-1, the study, published in the Journal of Molecular Cancer and Therapeutics, found. Cancer cells make more copies of this gene than non-cancerous cells, and it helps them spread through the body.   

The researchers studied breast cancer cells in the lab that had high levels of Id-2 and treated them with cannabidiol. After the treatment the cells had decreased Id-1 expression and were less aggressive spreaders. 

In “WEED,” Gupta also mentioned a few studies in the U.S., Spain, and Israel that suggest the compounds in cannabis could even kill cancer cells. 

 Epilepsy - Marijuana use can prevent epileptic seizures, a 2003 study showed. A physician study by Virginia Commonwealth University, gave marijuana extract and synthetic marijuana to epileptic rats. The drugs rid the rats of the seizures for about 10 hours. Cannabinoids like the active ingredients in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (also know as THC), controls seizures by binding to the brain cells responsible for controlling excitability and regulating relaxation. The finding were published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experiment Therapeutics.   

 Glaucoma - Marijuana can be used to treat and prevent the eye disease glaucoma, which increases pressure in the eyeball, damaging the optic nerve and causing loss of vision. 

Marijuana decreases the pressure inside the eye, according to the National Eye Institute: “Studies in the early 1970s showed that marijuana, when smoked, lowered intraocular pressure (IOP) in people with normal pressure and those with glaucoma.” These effects of the drug may slow the progression of the disease preventing blindness. 

 Human Immune Deficiency (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) - Studies on patients with HIV have shown that marijuana can help make the their adverse side effects more manageable. HIV positive patient consuming medical marijuana have reported significant increments of appetite muscle pain levels nausea anxiety depression and skin tingling. Studies have found that daily and chronic neuropathic pain related to HIV can be significantly lowered by a regular cannabis consumption. Marijuana also boost appetite and daily bumps helping to combat weight loss and muscle breakdown. 

Research also suggest that consuming medical marijuana is safer patients with HIV/AIDS. One study found no significant association with cannabis use and that CD4 T cells count of patients co-infected with HIV and HCV, suggesting cannabis has no adverse effects on the immune system. Another study found that patients with an HIV/HCV co-infection that smoke marijuana we're at no greater risk of liver fibrosis. 

 PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) - the department of health and human services recently signed off on a proposal to study marijuana is potential as part of treatment for veterans with post traumatic stress disorder. Marijuana is approved to treat PTSD in some many states already to include Florida.   

Naturally occurring cannabinoids, similar to THC, help regulate the system that causes fear and anxiety in the body and brain. 

 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease - The Journal Neural Regeneration Research published a review recently detailing the latest findings in the use of cannabis derived compounds to treat amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). 

The review, “Can cannabinoids be a potential therapeutic tool in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?,” notes that to date the only available therapy for ALS patient is riluzole, which controls neuronal signaling. However, this drug has limited therapeutic value and only moderately increases survival – meaning novel and more affective therapeutic options for ALS patients are still needed. 

Cannabinoids, the bioactive compounds of Cannabis Sativa, exert their activity by binding to the CB1 and CB2 receptors. 

The Cannabinoid system seems to be involved in the pathologies of ALS. Indeed the spinal cord of ALS patient has been shown to present motor neuron damage triggered by immune system’s cells (microglia and macrophages) that express increased levels of CB2 cannabinoid receptor. 

“So all these data show editing CB2-mediated processes could change ALS progression and how much the endocannabinoid system is potential involved in the reducing neuroinflammation, excitotoxicity and oxidate cell damage,” researchers wrote. 

Previous studies have shown that cannabinoids have anti-oxidant anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective actions in animal models of ALS. Indeed cannabinoids can delay disease progression and prolong survival in these animals. However only a few studies have investigated the effect of cannabinoids in human patients which makes it difficult to interpret the results. 

“According to a single observational study of patients with ALS, only the 10% who admitted consuming cannabis revealed moderate relief of several symptoms including appetite loss depression pain and drooling researchers wrote in addition, spasticity is also a major problem for ALS patients, which reported that cannabis can subjectively improve spasticity.” 

They researchers added: “there is a valid rationale to propose the use of cannabinoid compounds in the pharmacological management of ALS patients. Cannabinoids indeed are able to delay ALS progression and prolong survival. However most of the studies that investigated the neuroprotective potential of these compounds of ALS were performed in animal models, whereas the few clinical trials that investigated cannabinoids based medicines were focused only on the alleviation of ALS related symptoms not the control of the disease progression.” 

 

Crohn’s Disease - Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disorder that causes, pain, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and more. But a recent study in Israel showed that smoking marijuana significantly reduced Crohn’s Disease symptoms in 10 out of 11 patient, and caused a complete remission of the disease in five of those patients. 

That’s a small study, but research has shown similar effects. The cannabinoids from Marijuana seem to help the gut regulate bacteria and intestinal function. 

 

Multiple Sclerosis - Marijuana may ease painful symptoms of multiple sclerosis, a study published in the Canadian Medical Association in May suggests.   

A recent study on 30 multiple sclerosis patients with painful contractions in their muscles. these patients didn’t respond to other treatments, but after smoking marijuana for a few days they were in less pain. 

The TCH in the marijuana binds to receptors in the nerves and muscles to relieve pain. Other studies suggest that the chemical also helps control muscle spasms. 

 

Parkinson’s Disease - Recent research from Israel shows that smoking marijuana significantly reduces pain and trimmers and improve sleep for Parkinson's disease patients. Particularly impressive was the improved fine motor skills among patients.  

Medical marijuana is legal in Israel for multiple conditions and a lot of research into medical uses of cannabis is done there, supported by the Israeli government. 

 Chronic Nonmalignant Pain - Several studies have indicated that patients dealing with chronic nonmalignant pain can benefit from the the pain relieving effects of marijuana. 

 

Medical Conditions of the same king or class as the conditions listed above will also qualify to be treated with medical cannabis in Florida. 

Patients that have been diagnosed with a terminal illness will also qualify for medical cannabis in Florida. 

To learn more about Healthy Life Medical and our Medical Cannabis Program or to schedule an appointment please give us a call or text at 407-499-1656 or email us directly at healthylifemedical@outlook


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