Medical Marijuana at FirstCare Medical Center

Medical Marijuana at FirstCare Medical Center

Dr. Stephen Weinman and Dr. Lauren Vigna are both licensed in New York State to prescribe Medical Marijuana. The list of conditions they are allowed to prescribe is limited, but chronic pain is on that list.

Only patients with one of the following severe, debilitating or life-threatening conditions may qualify for the Medical Marijuana Program:
cancer.
positive status for HIV or AIDS.,
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Parkinson’s disease.
multiple sclerosis.
damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord
With objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity.
epilepsy.
inflammatory bowel disease.
neuropathy.
chronic pain.
post-traumatic stress disorder.

“The greatest amount of evidence for the therapeutic effects of cannabis relate to its ability to reduce chronic pain, nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy, and spasticity [tight or stiff muscles] from MS,” according to experts.

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.

How do you take it?

To take medical marijuana, you can:

Inhale it through a device called a vaporizer that turns it into a mist
Eat it — for example, in a lozenge or oil.
Apply it to your skin in a lotion, spray, oil, or cream.

Call FirstCare today to make an appointment with Dr. Stephen Weinman, MD at 845-691-DOCS.

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