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:


  • Cancer

  • Epilepsy

  • Glaucoma


  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

  • Crohn’s Disease

  • Parkinson’s Disease

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

  • Chronic Nonmalignant Pain

  • Any Terminal Condition

  • Other conditions of the same class or kind as comparable to those listed


About Cannabimed

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.


Monday - Friday: 8 am - 9 pm

Saturday: 8 am - 7 pm

Sunday: Closed

Servicing Fort Lauderdale & South Florida


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