Cancer and its various treatments can have debilitating side effects. In search of relief, a growing number of patients are turning to safe and natural medical cannabis — with overwhelmingly positive results.
At Access Marijuana RX, we are happy to start the conversation about using cannabis therapeutically. An initial evaluation with Dr. Lora L. Brown or a member of her healthcare team is the best way to determine if medical marijuana is appropriate for you.
In the meantime, here are some of the top reasons to consider medical cannabis for cancer:
- It can relieve treatment side effects: While generally very effective, chemotherapy and radiation can have side effects that make you feel tired or ill. These include but are not limited to nausea and vomiting, poor appetite, and insomnia. Medical marijuana can potentially reduce the side effects that you are experiencing so you can feel better.
- It can help with pain management: Cannabis can relieve pain caused by cancer and its treatments. Many patients who use marijuana find that they need less pain medicine than those who don’t. Compared to opioid painkillers, cannabis is far less addictive and does not carry the risk of deadly overdose.
- It can elevate mood: Fighting cancer is difficult. It can bring up a range of feelings that you aren’t used to and impact your overall emotional wellbeing. You may experience issues with anxiety and depression. Marijuana can help boost your mood in conjunction with other mental healthcare. For those looking to avoid the euphoric THC “high”, CBD is a good alternative.
- It can be taken in various forms: You can find a method of using medical marijuana that works for you. There are several ways to ingest, inhale, or otherwise take medical cannabis in Florida. These options include edibles, oils, tinctures, topicals, and vaporizers.
It is also possible that medical marijuana may have the ability to prevent tumors from spreading and slow the growth of cancer cells. However, more research is needed before any claims can be made.
Schedule Your MMJ Evaluation in St. Petersburg
Lora L. Brown, M.D. is a Florida Board of Health-certified physician who believes medical cannabis is a safe and potentially effective tool for many patients. She understands that starting medical marijuana therapy can be a significant decision and is committed to providing you with all the information you need.
Call us today at 727-209-5470 to arrange your initial evaluation. We help patients from St. Petersburg, Tampa, and throughout Florida.