Dr. Schiffman is Board certified and registered by the State of Florida to provide medical marijuana recommendations to eligible patients. Those with debilitating conditions may be able to obtain this safe, effective medication. As the opioid epidemic continues unabated, medical marijuana may be an alternative to synthetic pain pills and other medications with many dangerous side effects.
Multiple Sclerosis; ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease); Epilepsy/Seizures; Muscle spasm; Parkinson's disease; PTSD; Glaucoma; HIV/AIDS; Chronic non-malignant pain; Crohn's Disease; Cancer; Terminal illness; Conditions of the same kind or class as those listed
Your body already makes marijuana-like chemicals that affect pain, inflammation, and many other processes. Cannabinoids interact with your body by way of naturally-occurring cannabinoid receptors embedded in cell membranes throughout your body. As humans, we naturally have cannabinoid receptors in our brain, liver, immune system, lungs, and kidneys.
The therapeutic effects of marijuana occur when a cannabinoid activates a cannabinoid receptor.
There’s still ongoing research as to how far it impacts your health, but to date, research has shown that cannabinoid receptors play an important role in many body processes, including metabolic regulation, cravings, pain, anxiety, bone growth, and immune function.