Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, leads to muscle weakness. This nervous system disease impairs physical function progressively as it advances. It gets worse over time, impacting a person's ability to chew, speak, walk, swallow and perform other muscular functions. Although there is currently no cure for ALS, medical cannabis and other treatments may slow the progression and reduce discomfort.
Although there is a wide selection of marijuana "strains" – or varieties – don't feel overwhelmed by these names. The exact strain is not as critical as finding the cannabis product that works for you based on dose, THC concentration, CBD concentration and delivery method (vaping, pill form, oils, tinctures, etc.). Our experienced, caring physicians are here to provide one-on-one guidance and carefully tailored recommendations. After discussing your symptoms and ALS diagnosis with you, our doctors can recommend a marijuana variety well-suited to your goals. As our patient, we communicate with you on an ongoing basis to determine if the product and dose is working for you or if you would like to make a change.
The only way to know if you qualify for cannabis in Florida is to arrange an evaluation with a state-certified physician, like the doctors at AMRX. To schedule your consultation at our comfortable, private St. Petersburg office, please call our team at 727-209-5470.