Medical Marijuana in Gilbert, AZ and the East Valley
Medical Marijuana certifications are now available by board-certified physicians in Gilbert, AZ and the surrounding communities of Chandler, AZ, Mesa, AZ, and Queen Creek, AZ. Patients that are suffering from debilitating conditions now have access to safe alternative options that can help increase quality of life and restore a sense of well-being within.
Medical Marijuana Overview
Medical Marijuana was initially approved in 2010 in Arizona after voters approved a ballot proposition. The state has allowed medical cannabis for certain qualifying conditions since that point in time. Marijuana has a long history of use throughout America for generations but in recent history the plants medical applications have garnered attention. Certain medical conditions are unresponsive to conventional therapies but respond to mmj. Other conditions respond to the standard of care but also put the patient at risk of addiction with numerous adverse effects. This has created a huge demand by patients who are seeking alternative options for relief.
A classic example of this would be a typical cancer patient who has been through rounds of chemotherapy and radiation leaving them with terrible nausea and weight loss. Unfortunately, conventional antiemetic medications do not work that well leaving patients needlessly suffering and struggling to survive. Medical marijuana is of great benefit in this scenario, and provides antiemetic relief and stimulates appetite so cancer patients can maintain a healthy weight through treatment.
Arizona has very stringent guidelines for doctors and patients regarding medical marijuana usage. These are intended for public safety and to prevent abuse of the drug. Doctors must make certain that the patient has sought medical care with appropriate documentation within the previous 12 months and that the condition is not responding to conventional care. Approved patients should consult with their primary care physician about mmj and decide if this is the right option for them and their health.
Medical Marijuana Benefits
- Pain Relief
- Increased Quality of Life
- Improved Appetite
- Decreased Nausea
- Safer than Opioids
- Reduction in Medications
Qualifying Medical Marijuana Conditions
- AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
- HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
- ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
- Crohn’s Disease
- Agitation of Alzheimer’s Disease
- Hepatitis C
- Severe and Chronic Pain
- Severe Nausea
- Severe and Persistent Muscle Spasms
Conditions that Do Not Qualify
- Acute Pain
- Any other mental health disorder besides PTSD
Wondering if your Condition Qualifies?
- Call 480-648-1534
Medical Marijuana Summary
Certifications are now available in Gilbert, AZ and surrounding communities of Chandler, Mesa, and Queen Creek, AZ. MMJ is a very strong natural substance that is heavily regulated by the state and approved for certain medical conditions. Approved patients often experience increases in quality of life from their chronic disease. Medical marijuana is very safe when used appropriately and has helped patients in cases where conventional care was not enough. For more information, please call 480-648-1534