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Medical Marijuana Specialist

StrIVeMD Wellness and Ketamine

Ketamine Infusion Clinic, Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Specialists located in West Loop & Streeterville of downtown Chicago, Skokie, IL, Dallas, TX and Miami, FL

Medical marijuana is an effective treatment for a number of chronic diseases. At StrIVeMD Wellness & Ketamine, with locations in Skokie, Illinois; Crestview Hills, Kentucky; and the West Loop and River North areas of Chicago and Miami Beach, FL, the team can determine if people in Illinois qualify for therapeutic medical marijuana use. (Kentucky doesn’t have a medical marijuana program.) StrIVeMD Wellness & Ketamine serves patients in the greater Chicagoland and greater Cincinnati areas. Call or book an appointment online today. To learn more about the benefits of medical marijuana, call one of the Chicago offices or use the online scheduling tool.

Medical Marijuana Q & A

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What is medical marijuana?

Medical marijuana is either the marijuana plant itself or some of its active chemicals and ingredients. 

Doctors may recommend that the use of two of the plant’s well-known properties – tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) – to help you manage pain and other debilitating symptoms of chronic medical conditions. 

For instance, medical marijuana helps with:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Appetite regulation
  • Inflammation

Recent research also credits medical marijuana with slowing or stalling the growth of cancerous tumors. 

What conditions respond well to medical marijuana?

Qualifying Illinois residents can use medical marijuana for a host of medical conditions, including:

  • Cancer
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Neuropathy
  • Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Glaucoma

Talk to the team at StrIVeMD Wellness & Ketamine about your health needs to determine if your condition is eligible for treatment with medical marijuana.

How is medical marijuana administered?

Depending on your particular needs, your provider prescribes medical marijuana, which can be inhaled or smoked, ingested as liquid drops, or rubbed in as a gel, cream, or lotion.

StrIVeMD Wellness & Ketamine helps determine the form of medical marijuana that’s best for you. Some methods, like smoking, produce rapid results while others, like creams and lotions, provide a slow-release effect.

Who is a candidate for medical marijuana?

To become a medical marijuana patient in the state of Illinois, the team conducts a physical exam to determine if you have one of the qualifying conditions, such as:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Epilepsy
  • Cancer
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Chronic pain
  • Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome

Illinois residents can visit the Illinois Department of Public Health to learn about the specifics of obtaining a medical marijuana card.

Is medical marijuana safe?

There are some side effects associated with the use of medical marijuana. Some of the most common ones are lethargy and drowsiness, along with impaired judgment and feelings of worry.

The team customizes your dosage to minimize any negative side effects. They also take the time to explain how the medicine may affect you so you know exactly what to expect.

To get started with your medical marijuana exam, call StrIVeMD Wellness & Ketamine or book an appointment online.