The Safe and Easy Way to Access Medical Marijuana
We specialize in assisting, evaluating, and authorizing patients in Maryland, who wish to use medical marijuana as a treatment option.
Recertification is required annually. We can process your application quickly and efficiently.
Telehealth Certifications Available 7 Days Per Week!
During Maryland’s state of emergency, it’s possible to get your certification remotely. We offer same-day appointments and are available 7-days/week.
To expedite your process, you can have your authorization appointment with us prior to the completion of your state registration. That way, as soon as you receive your state registration number, call us and we can enter your authorization into the system.
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If you haven’t already done so, you need to register with the state.
Call to make an appointment with our office. Same-day appointments are usually available. We have appointments available 7-days/week.
We can do a telemedicine (online) interview, during the COVID-19 emergency. Our doctor will review your documentation and ask some basic questions about your condition. If you qualify, you’ll receive your certification right away.
Should be severe and without other satisfactory treatments
Marijuana (scientifically known as cannabis) is a plant containing dozens of chemical compounds. The compounds of most current interest are THC and CBD. Both seem to have multiple effects on the body, many of which are beneficial. The primary difference between the two is the psychoactive effect of THC which doesn’t occur with CBD.
1) Inhalation (smoking or vaping)
– effects noted within several minutes – can last several hours
– vaping oil products should be avoided since there is some suspicion they may be associated with lung damage
– may take one to two hours for effects to be noted
– effects may last 4 to 6 hours
3) Drops under the tongue
– Absorbed directly into the bloodstream, so effects are very fast and can last several hours
– dry mouth
Excessive use can cause Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome, which consists of nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
Signs of Acute Toxicity in Adults
– Decreased coordination
– Decreased muscle strength
– Shaking of hands
– Low blood pressure when standing
– Decreased ability to concentrate
– Decreased reaction time
– Slurred speech
– Redness of eyes
Acute Toxicity in Children (Usually from ingestion of edibles)
– Decreased muscle tone
– Inadequate breathing
– Rapid heartbeat
– Poor balance
– Dilated pupils
Unfortunately, research into medical marijuana has suffered a "catch 22" in the US. One of the reasons given for making it illegal, besides its abuse potential, has been that there is no evidence for its effectiveness. Since it's been illegal federally, the ability to do research into its effectiveness has been severely hampered. Now that it's been legalized in Canada, I would expect increasing amounts of research to be done there.
There is conclusive evidence of its effectiveness in treating nausea and vomiting associated with certain types of chemotherapy.
There is substantial evidence that it is useful in treating chronic pain and some symptoms of multiple sclerosis.
There is limited evidence that it can be helpful in treating: anxiety, PTSD, AIDS, Tourette syndrome, and traumatic brain injury.
There is limited evidence that it doesn't work for glaucoma or dementia.
There is inadequate evidence of its usefulness in arthritis, hepatitis C, muscular dystrophy, dystonia, cancer, epilepsy, cachexia, Parkinson disease, ALS, Huntington's disease, irritable bowel syndrome.
The fact that its value is scientifically unproven in a specific condition, doesn’t mean it won’t work for you. If even a few people have found benefit, it might be worth a try. After all, if you’ve benefited, does it really matter how many others have?
– Should not be used during pregnancy or breast-feeding.
– Should be LOCKED away from children and pets.
– Should not be used prior to driving or using dangerous machinery.
– Should not be used prior to swimming alone, or engaging in other activities that require alertness and/or coordination.
– May cause alteration of blood levels of various medications. This should be discussed with your doctor.