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Medicinal Cannabis Program! Is medical cannabis safe and legal?

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Doctors can become subspecialists in fields such as cardiology, gynecology or neurology, but what about cannabinoidology? Just over a year after new federal regulations made physicians the gatekeepers for prescribing access to medical marijuana, a handful are focusing on cannabis as a therapeutic agent and carving out a new subspecialty.

Medical cannabis” is a broad term for any sort of cannabis-based medicine used to relieve symptoms. Many cannabis-based products are available to buy online, but their quality and content is not known. They may be illegal in the UK and potentially dangerous. Some products that might claim to be medical cannabis, such as CBD oil or hemp oil, are available to buy legally as food supplements from health stores. But there's no guarantee these are of good quality or provide any health benefits. Specific cannabis-based products are available on prescription as medicinal cannabis. These are only likely to benefit a very small number of patients. Please go here Mississippi Cannabis Docs and get more about Medicinal Cannabis.

What about products available to buy? Some cannabis-based products are available to buy over the internet without a prescription. It's likely most of these products – even those called CBD oils – will be illegal to possess or supply. There's a good chance they will contain THC, and may not be safe to use. Health stores sell certain types of CBD. However, there's no guarantee these products will be of good quality. They tend to only contain very small amounts of CBD, so it's not clear what effect they would have.

Is medical cannabis safe? The risks of using cannabis products containing THC (the chemical that gets you high) are not currently clear. That's why clinical trials are needed before they can be used. Products that only contain CBD, such as Epidyolex, do not carry these unknown risks linked with THC. But in reality, most products will contain a certain amount of THC. The potential risks of THC cannabis products are psychosis – there is evidence that regular cannabis use in some people can increase the risk of developing a psychotic illness such as schizophrenia. dependency on the medicine – although scientists believe this risk is probably small when its use is controlled and monitored by a specialist doctor. Generally, the more THC the product contains, the greater these risks are. Cannabis bought illegally off the street, where the quality, ingredients, and strength are not known, is the most dangerous form to use.

Stay Safe. Stay Legal: Being a registered Medicinal Cannabis Program (MCP) patient comes with a responsibility to be compliant with cannabis-related laws and regulations. Adherence to the law will minimize health risks, and prevent legal infractions. Patients and caregivers should carry proper identification, including MCP cards, at all times. Medicinal cannabis should be kept in its original labeled packaging. Patients are encouraged to use medicinal cannabis only at home. Keep medicinal cannabis at home and only transport it when absolutely necessary.

Understand that the smell of cannabis could attract law enforcement attention. Do not share your dose with anyone. Medicinal cannabis is intended solely for the consumption of the registered patient. Do not smoke on federal lands, or in federal buildings. Do not smoke in a private vehicle in motion. The law does not currently permit home growth. Patients and caregivers are not permitted to grow cannabis or be in possession of a cannabis plant. Do not operate an automobile, aircraft, railroad train, stationary heavy equipment, or a vessel while under the influence of medicinal cannabis.

Do I Qualify? A bona fide relationship is defined as a relationship in which the health care practitioner has ongoing responsibility for the assessment, care, and treatment of a patient’s qualifying medical condition, where: The practitioner-patient relationship has existed for at least one year, or health care provider has seen and/or assessed the patient for the debilitating medical condition on at least four visits; or The health care provider assumes responsibility for providing management and care of the patient’s qualifying medical condition after conducting a comprehensive medical history and physical examination, including a personal review of the patient’s medical record maintained by other treating physicians reflecting the patient’s reaction and response to conventional medical therapies.

 

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