U.S. Map of adult-use and medical cannabis
WHY WOULD I NEED A MEDICAL MARIJUANAS DOCTOR?
Before you can even ask yourself “So where can I even find medical marijuanas doctors near me?” there are some things to know. Cannabis is a natural remedy to treat conditions modulated by the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which can reduce associated pain intensity, severity and frequency.
Just like sometimes you take one Advil and sometimes you take three – it’s the same thing with THC and CBD. Different conditions require different doses, even within the same person. It’s a bit like being a scientist — keep notes on what’s working for you, even start a strain journal. The results when you find the right cannabis for you can be profound.
WHAT IS THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM?
It’s a system like the cardiovascular or nervous system, but its sole job is to keep the body balanced, and it helps balance all the body’s systems to keep them working properly. Wearing down the ECS isn’t hard – poor quality food, pollution/chemicals, pharmaceuticals, stress, aging, or genetics all play a role. Consuming CBD or THC helps restore balance to the ECS and to your mind and body.
3 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR MEDICAL MARIJUANAS DOCTOR
- Does my doctor know about cannabis and the ECS?
- What are my goals for using cannabis?
- What is the quality and safety of cannabis I’m consuming?
Dr. Jessica Knox is a Harvard-educated physician trained in cannabinoid medicine and endocannabinology through years of study plus direct clinical experience. She is one of four physicians in her family, and together they founded The American Cannabinoid Clinics.
My mother, Dr Janice, had started working in cannabis clinics in 2011 and she was really the reason that the rest of the family got interested in and started working in the cannabis space. She saw babies and grandmas and professionals and cops and all of these people who were coming into this clinic because either they had been failed by the conventional medical system or they were sort of like on their last legs, where it was like, this is an option of last resort. They were real people seeking real relief and many of them finding real relief with cannabis. – Dr. Jessica Knox
WHICH STATES HAVE LEGALIZED POT?
Cannabis is legal for adult use in 19 U.S. states + D.C. Medical use of cannabis is legal in 37 states.
Cannabis is classified as a Schedule 1 Drug, which deems it as having no accepted medical use and makes studying it very difficult. However, the FDA has approved four prescription drugs that contain cannabis: Epidiolex for treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome or Dravet syndrome in patients 2 years of age and older. There are three FDA approved synthetic cannabis-related drug products: Marinol, Syndros, and Cesamet for nausea associated with cancer chemotherapy. These approved drug products are only available with a prescription from a licensed healthcare provider.