STEVEN R. PATIERNO, PHD, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE DUKE CANCER INSTITUTE AND PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE AT DUKE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE:
“The introduction of smokeless cannabis in dosage form will immediately ease human pain and suffering and help to move medical marijuana from the underground economy to the mainstream of the nation’s health-care system.”
July 7, 2014, “New York Does Medical Marijuana Right,” Wall Street Journal.
A close relative of ours who was dying of widespread cancer was offered Medical Marijuana as a last resort to help ease her pain and suffering after much debate with her treating Oncologist in California. Her quality of life improved so dramatically within a few days that she went back to her gardening and cooking that she loved so much. Her quality of life improved and she was able to spend time with her close family without the need to be "zoned out" from pain medications.
As a Physician obsessed with healing, this experience converted me into an advocate for the use of Medical Marijuana in those patients where traditional medicine ceases to offer a meaningful solution for their pain and suffering.
The Medical Conditions that Qualify for Medical Cannabis in the state of Florida.
Patients in Florida diagnosed with one of the following debilitating medical conditions, are afforded legal protection under the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, as per Amendment 2:
· ALS also called Lou Gehrig’s disease
· Crohn's disease
· Chronic muscle spasms
· Multiple sclerosis
· Parkinson's disease
· Post-Traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) · Or any other ailment/condition of the same severity/symptoms, when determined by a physician's opinion that the medical use of marijuana would surpass any potential health risks
· A terminal condition
· Chronic nonmalignant pain
For a confidential evaluation and to see if you qualify, please call us at 561-210-9999 for our Port Saint Lucie and Palm Beach Gardens office. 863-467-9500 for our Okeechobee office.