Marijuana is usually considered a recreational drug but it has been used for treating certain ailments for thousands of years now. Though Medical Marijuana can treat a vast array of diseases, it is most commonly used for reducing pain associated with debilitating medical conditions.
At AZZ Medical Associates, medical marijuana doctors are registered in New Jersey’s Medicinal Cannabis Program. Our New Jersey medical marijuanas team specializes in treating debilitating health conditions & disorders that have not been alleviated by conventional therapies.
Talk to our licensed medical Marijuana NJ doctors online or in-person to avail the services.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
What is Medical Marijuana?
Medical Marijuana, also known as medical cannabis, is basically a term that describes the derivatives of a plant, “Cannabis sativa”. The plant is used to relieve the symptoms caused by different medical ailments.
How does Medical Marijuana treatment work?
Cannabis sativa contains more than 100 different active chemical compounds known as “cannabinoids”. Each chemical has its own effect on the body. Among hundreds of chemical compounds, cannabidiol (CBD) and Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the primary ingredients used for medicinal purposes. These chemical compounds work together to relieve the pain.
Apart from pain management, CBD & THC can effectively reduce inflammation too. Also, many patients report better sleep after medical marijuana use which is suitable for their overall health and wellness. THC is the main compound that makes people feel “high”.
In what forms can you have Medical Marijuana?
Medical Marijuana is available in various forms; however, the most common are the ones that you can eat or smoke. The types include:
- Dried Leaves
What are the qualifying conditions for the NJ Medical Marijuanas card?
Under New Jersey’s Medicinal Cannabis Program, medical marijuana cards would only be issued to patients with approved debilitating health conditions.
The approved medical conditions are:
- Chronic pain
- Multiple sclerosis
- Muscular dystrophy
- Opioid Use Disorder
- Tourette Syndrome
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Seizure disorder, including epilepsy
- Intractable skeletal muscular spasticity
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease
- Terminal illness with a prognosis of less than 12 months to live
- Positive status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
However, the leading cause of medical marijuana consumption is Anxiety and Chronic Pain, therefore 90% of patients come in due to these two specific conditions.
Our medical Marijuana New Jersey doctors are highly-specialized in treating a wide range of conditions that cause chronic pain, e.g. back pain, neck pain, joint pain & sciatica etc. Also, our team offers addiction treatment too, click here to avail the services.
How to get a Medical Marijuanas card in NJ?
First of all, to get a New Jersey medical marijuanas card, you need to book an in-person or telemedicine appointment with the AZZ Medical Associates team. Our medical marijuana expert doctors will review your symptoms and medical history and perform a thorough physical examination to give you a proper diagnosis.
In case you have been diagnosed with any of the above-described ailments and our team thinks you could benefit from the medical marijuana treatment, you can be approved for the treatment.
Our medical marijuana doctors will recommend medical Marijuana according to your needs. You won’t get the medical Marijuana at the clinic; instead, you or your registered primary caregiver must visit a licensed medical dispensary in NJ.
To figure out if you could also benefit from medical Marijuana, consult AZZ Medical Associates now.