Medical Marijuana Certificates in Niagara Falls NY
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Marijuana is becoming more and more well-known as a natural pain reliever and anti-anxiety medication. This has led to an increased number of people looking for a clinic who issues medical marijuana certificates. At Niagara Falls Urgent Care, serving Niagara Falls, NY and the general vicinity, we saw a need for a facility in the area who offers this service. We’re proud to provide our patients with a natural solution to many of their health issues.
About Medicinal Marijuana
Medical marijuana is cannabis used for medicinal purposes. The three main components of cannabis used in medicine include THC, CBN, and CBD. The THC, which stands for tetrahydrocannabinol, is the ingredient in marijuana that causes its psychoactive properties. The cannabinol (CBN) may have anti-inflammatory properties and act as a pain reliever. Research suggests it can work as a natural sleep aid and anticonvulsant. It’s the ingredient in marijuana that stimulates appetite. The last component is cannabidiol (CBD), which has been studied for its effect on epilepsy.
For centuries, it’s been used throughout the world to treat pain and mood disorders. However, medical marijuana still isn’t legal in all states yet. In fact, it wasn’t until 1996 that California became the first state to legalize it. Currently, 23 states have followed suit including New York. In our state, we recognize the benefits of it and have designated providers who can issue medical marijuana cards.
Possible Reasons for a Medical Marijuana Prescription
You may receive a prescription for medical marijuana if you have cancer and are undergoing chemotherapy. It’s possible for cannabis to reduce nausea and increase appetite. In addition to low appetite and nausea, medical marijuana is also prescribed for muscle spasms, epilepsy, anxiety, sleep disorders, multiple sclerosis, and anorexia.
Marijuana tends to benefit immune and nerve function. Patients often see a difference in their emotional or mood responses. Additionally, it appears to influence vascular and digestive health.
Why We Offer Medical Marijuana Certificates
After the rise in the number of opiate overdoses and the prevalence of addiction, it’s apparent that we need other options for pain relief other than just opiates. These don’t always work as a long-term solution and come with several unpleasant side effects. Plus, addiction to these medications can take a toll on people’s lives in some many ways. Since we see patients with addiction, we believe that offering other alternatives for pain relief can reduce the number of cases of addiction.
In addition, we have patients who are suffering the effects of the medications they’re on or the conditions they have. There’s little they can do to help manage the side effects. With the ability to issue medical marijuana certificates, we’re able to give these patients access to treatment to assist.
Treatment for anxiety and sleep disorders is frequently a benzodiazepine tranquilizer, which comes with its share of risks including addiction. Other options exist, but these have side effects as well. Patients become reliant on these treatments and often eventually need high doses to see the same effect. We can eliminate problems like these with the use of medicinal marijuana.
With so many people wanting alternatives to traditional pharmaceutical products, we feel it’s essential to offer patients access to the type of medication they desire. We believe in the power medical marijuana has and are glad to be one of the facilities in the area to give patients access to it.
Schedule an appointment to see if you qualify for a medical marijuana certificate with Niagara Falls Urgent Care by calling (716) 714-4112. You can also just walk into our clinic located in Niagara Falls, NY.