Medical Marijuana for Cancer
Medical Marijuana as a Cancer Treatment
Marijuana comes from Cannabis plants, which grow in tropical climates throughout the
world. It is more commonly known as weed, pot, ganja, hash, cannabis, and many
others. The plant has been a staple in herbal medicines for hundreds of years.
Cannabinoids, the chemical compounds of MMJ, have different biological effects.
Evidence of these effects as a form of alternative treatment are currently being studied.
There are two well-known cannabinoids: delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and
cannabidiol (CBD). THC is the psychoactive compound that produces the “high” that
people reference. According to the American Cancer Society, THC relieves pain,
nausea, and inflammation. CBD can treat seizures, anxiety, and paranoia. Researchers
are currently studying other possible uses of cannabis for alternative medical cancer
A recent study in mice has shown that some cannabinoid compounds help kill cancer
cells. The study found that purified extracts from marijuana can reduce the growth of
certain types of tumors. Combined with radiation therapy, THC and/or CBD treatments
killed more cancer cells than radiation alone.
Clinical and pre-clinical trials are underway to evaluate the effectiveness of medical
marijuana in treating several conditions, including HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, and
substance use disorders. MMJ is particularly helpful in treating nausea and vomiting
caused by chemotherapy. It also helps by improving appetites.
The American Cancer Society supports scientific research on cannabinoids, especially
after recent studies supported that cannabinoids may kill cancer cells. The Society
states that there is a need for better treatments that help suppress the debilitating side
effects of cancer and cancer treatment. A major block to these efforts is the DEA’s
classification of marijuana as a Schedule I controlled substance. This restricts the
conditions under which cannabinoids can be studied.
How do I get certification for a medical marijuana ID card in South Florida?
To receive medical marijuana / cannabis certification, you will have to go through a few
steps. First, you need to find an approved physician or doctor who can perform an
evaluation – Cannabimed can provide you with an at-home or place of preference consultation and evaluation. During this evaluation, the doctor will discuss whether you have a qualifying
condition. If so, the physician will discuss treatment options for the condition, including
dosage, and provide a recommendation. After the consultation, you will need to fill out
an application online. There is typically an application processing fee and processing
can take up to 30 days to be approved. An ID card is provided after the application is
The following conditions are approved for medical cannabis in South Florida:
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Chronic Nonmalignant Pain
Any Terminal Condition
Other conditions of the same class or kind as comparable to those listed
Cannabimed is a physician-owned and -managed cannabis certification service located
in South Florida. We are a mobile service that brings treatment to you. A physician at
Cannabimed provides a full, personalized MMJ evaluation, including a review of medical
records, to identify if you have a qualifying condition and are eligible for treatment. The
doctor does not only conduct an evaluation, but also provides MMJ certification and helps you apply for your ID card. The services provided at Cannabimed are affordable and our staff holds anonymity in the highest regard.
Cannabimed’s certification and ID card process is simple, convenient and easy. Contact
Cannabimed to setup an appointment for a doctor evaluation at your home or place of preference today. If qualified, a physician will enter you into the registry and assign you a patient ID number. This number is required to submit an application for the ID card. You will have to apply for the card with the Department of Health. Cannabimed can aid this process
for a small fee. Once approved, you will receive a temporary ID card via email, and a
permanent one via mail in a few days. Now you are ready to contact your favorite South
Florida dispensary to get your medical marijuana.