Although this treatment is still a little bit stigmatized and seen as taboo, we stand by this holistic medicine because of how much it has helped our patients. Many physicians across the country support the medical use of marijuana, including our experienced doctors here at Fox Medical Centers. After deciding whether or not medical marijuana may benefit you, you then have to become a valid patient for the treatment by passing a medical marijuana exam.

The Many Benefits of Medical Marijuana

There are many debilitating diseases that medical marijuana can seriously help you in by decreasing your symptoms and your pain. Because marijuana derives from a plant, the medical use of it is natural, unlike many prescription drugs. After trying out this holistic treatment, many people opt for medical marijuana because it is simply better for their everyday symptoms.

Fox Medical Centers is proud to say we have treated many patients with medical marijuana, and it has helped them with several diseases and conditions that otherwise interrupt the activities of their daily lives. Medical marijuana has been found to help Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease, glaucoma, PTSD, multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, and even cancer.

This list is long already, but many other patients with different problems of mental and/or physical health have experienced relief from medical marijuana use, such as those with anxiety disorders. However, to get to this point where you can legally use medical marijuana to treat your symptoms, you have to pass the medical marijuana exam.

Marijuana buds in a couple of jars on top of a medical form.

Pass the Exam

Now that medical marijuana has been legal in Florida since late 2016, the process to become a qualified patient is fairly simple. First, you have to prove you are a Florida Resident by showing a valid Florida I.D. or an out of state I.D., a passport, or another photo I.D. coupled with more proof, such as a bill or bank statement.

Depending on how old you are, either the patient or the patient’s legal guardian has to give the medical marijuana exam provider with a document of written and informed consent. After this, all patients have to register with the Department of Health, and then they can begin using medical marijuana under the supervision of a doctor. Our Fox Medical Centers locations provide our patients with medical marijuana examinations, and our licensed physicians can help you determine if this treatment is the best for you.

For many people, medical marijuana is the last resort after they have tried all other prescription drugs that are available for their particular disease. You might be skeptical towards medical marijuana and its effectiveness for your symptoms, but we encourage you to speak with your doctor about its benefits for your condition so that you are an informed patient.

Weighing out all your options for different treatments is really the best thing you can do for yourself. By not trying medical marijuana, you can honestly do a disservice to yourself. While it took a long time for medical marijuana to become legal in Florida, we highly recommend you take advantage of this as a patient. Its properties towards your list of treatments that can significantly help you with the symptoms and pain of your disease or condition.

Marijuana Medial Exams at Fox Medical Center

Our team at Fox Medical Centers wants to provide you with all the information for the medical marijuana exam, as well as provide you with personal guidance and advice for whether or not this treatment is suitable for you. There are a few different forms of medical marijuana treatment, so be sure to speak about those with your doctor as well. Remember, you can make an appointment with our doctors at any time, so visit our website and schedule an appointment soon!

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