All physicians at Sequoia Medical Practice are registered with the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas and are able to prescribe medical cannabis for specific medical conditions identified by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Terminal Cancer
- Incurable Neurodegenerative Disease
How does it help?
Cannabinoids — the active chemicals in medical marijuana — are similar to chemicals the body makes that are involved in appetite, memory, movement, and pain.
Research suggests cannabinoids might:
- Reduce anxiety
- Reduce inflammation and relieve pain
- Control nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy
- Kill cancer cells and slow tumor growth
- Relax tight muscles in people with MS
- Stimulate appetite and improve weight gain in people with cancer and AIDS
How do you get medical marijuana?
To get medical marijuana, you need a written recommendation from a licensed doctor in states where that is legal. (Not every doctor is willing to recommend medical marijuana for their patients.) You must have a condition that qualifies for medical marijuana use. Each state has its own list of qualifying conditions. Your state may also require you to get a medical marijuana ID card. Once you have that card, you can buy medical marijuana at a store called a dispensary.
How do you take it?
Medical marijuana can be taken in many forms but Sequoia Medical Practice treats in these ways:
- Spray in the mouth