Medical Marijuana Doctors Florissant & Chesterfield MO
Many patients today desire more natural methods to improve mobility, manage pain and promote deeper sleep. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) was first discovered about three decades ago, as the mechanism through which THC, CBD and all cannabinoids are naturally absorbed into the human body. Medical marijuana is made up of over 100 compounds that bind to ECS receptors to create a host of benefits that can be felt in the body and mind. Medical marijuana doctors are trained to use this powerful force within each of us for maintaining human health through plant-based medicine. Your body’s ECS runs from your head to your toes and already produces its own cannabinoids, such as the bliss molecule responsible for a runner’s high.
Plant-Based Medicines for the Endocannabinoid System
Cannabis is a natural plant that has been used for thousands of years to improve several painful and debilitating conditions without the typical side effects associated with prescription drugs and synthetic medications. Although THC is the primary cannabinoid in medical marijuana that produces a psychoactive effect, CBD is one of the most beneficial non-intoxicating compounds found in the cannabis plant. Compounds can be isolated or blended to work harmoniously together as whole plant medicine for the following indications:
- Pain or nausea related to other treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation
- Intractable migraines unresponsive to other treatment protocols
- Conditions causing persistent pain or muscle spasms, like Parkinson’s disease
- Childhood disease like epilepsy and multiple sclerosis
- Debilitating psychiatric disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder
- Chronic medical conditions normally treated with dependence drugs like opioids
- Any painful or debilitating terminal illness, such as HIV/AIDS
- Conditions that in the professional judgment of a physician might be helped
Not only can medical cannabis be effective in reducing inflammatory responses to create a host of healing benefits, the endocannabinoid system helps to regulate most major systems, functions and responses of the body including appetite, mood and the gastrointestinal system as well as the body’s autoimmune response. Today’s sedentary lifestyles can reduce functional mobility causing stiffness and chronic pain. Medical marijuana can effectively ease those aches and pains to make exercise and physical therapies more pleasurable.
Obtaining a Missouri Medical Marijuana Card
If you are currently living with one of the conditions listed above, before treatment can begin, all patients must first receive their Missouri Marijuana Card by scheduling an evaluation with a certified marijuana doctor. You will also need to complete an easy intake form and have a certified marijuana doctor submit your completed recommendation to the state of Missouri. Qualifications for a personal identification card are handled by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and allow the patient to purchase, consume, store and transport medical marijuana in Missouri. Dispensaries in the state will stock many different types of cannabis strains, such as Indica, Sativa and Hybrids as well as High CBD strains that differ from products sold in CBD retail stores. Members of our staff and marijuana dispensary advisors can guide your selection of strains as well as product types such as oils, topicals, concentrates, tinctures and inhalation products.