Florida Medical Marijuana Qualification Conditions

ALS

WHAT IS ALS?

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a rare neurological condition in which the long motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord progressively stop functioning and die. The associated voluntary muscles waste away, causing debilitating symptoms such as pain, cramps, rigidity, muscle spasm, inflammation, and eventually paralysis.

An estimated 30,000 Americans are affected by ALS at any given time. 

There is no known cure for it. Available treatments strive to alleviate symptoms, improve quality of life, and prolonging survival.

Nutrition, and therapy for breathing, speech, and movement may help improve quality of life. And medications that protect the brain can help to manage symptoms and possibly slow the progress of the disease.

 

ALS SYMPTOMS

The first symptoms of ALS are typically weakness in a hand or leg, with loss of dexterity or difficulty with balance or walking. Some people experience slurred speech, excessive choking, and difficulty chewing and swallowing.

Common symptoms include:

  • Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle weakness
  • Stiff muscles
  • Speech impairments
  • Dropping things, clumsiness
  • Wasting muscles

Get Pre-Approved Instantly​! Medical Marijuana Screening Evaluation

The first step in getting a Florida medical marijuana card is to obtain your medical records and receive a signed physician’s statement from a doctor. Complete our online free screening evaluation to see if you qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in the state of Florida.

 

HOW MEDICAL MARIJUANA HELPS ALS PATIENTS

Medical marijuana helps patients with their muscle spasms, seizures, and involuntary movements. Some patients report easier breathing, decrease salivation, and less pain, along with a better in mood and more regular sleep patterns. Resent research suggests marijuana’s antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective properties could slow disease progression.

According to a 2010 study published by Rehabilitation Medicine and Palliative Care:

“Ideally, a multi-drug regimen, including glutamate antagonists, antioxidants, a centrally acting anti-inflammatory agent, microglial cell modulators (including tumor necrosis factor alpha [TNF-a] inhibitors), an antiapoptotic agent, one or more neurotrophic growth factors, and a mitochondrial function-enhancing agent would be required to comprehensively address the known pathophysiology of ALS.

Remarkably, cannabis appears to have activity in all of those areas. Preclinical data indicate that cannabis has powerful antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective effects.”

 

Being a Medical Marijuana Caregiver in Florida

Being a Medical Marijuana Caregiver in Florida

A Florida medical marijuana caregiver is someone designated by a qualified patient to buy and have Medical Marijuana products as long as they are used by a patient who has been diagnosed with a condition

Dr. Chanlatte On November 4, 2019
Is vaping your Medical Cannabis Safe?

Is vaping your Medical Cannabis Safe?

The risks of vaping whether nicotine or THC are relatively unknown since no one has vape for more than 10 years.

Dr. Chanlatte On September 8, 2019
Smoking Weed in Florida

Smoking Weed in Florida

Have access to the smokable Marijuana type, by signing a new informed consent that talks about the risk of smoking it. No hidden fees!

Dr. Chanlatte On August 31, 2019
Renewing your MMJ card in Florida

Renewing your MMJ card in Florida

Your MMJ card was given to you by The Florida Department of Health Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) and is valid for 1 year from the date of initial approval. This Expiration date is

Dr. Chanlatte On August 12, 2019
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