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Are you a Candidate for NYS Medical Cannabis? New To CBD? We Can Help.

What You Need To Know About Cannabinoids

Hemp is a medicinal herb that originated in Central Asia as early as 2800 BCE, whose varieties and uses are abundant. Some are used for the production of hemp fiber, while others have higher concentrations of cannabinoids, the chemical compounds responsible for the feelings associated with marijuana use.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the two primary cannabinoids most people associate with cannabis today. CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it will not make you feel “high.” Instead, it provides pain/nausea relief, muscle relaxation, and more. THC is psychoactive, providing that “high” feeling, along with either elevated mood or peaceful feelings and can heighten energy levels.

Both THC and CBD, in various combinations and dosages, have a natural, fast-acting, powerful ability to provide you pain relief. However, finding the correct balance of CBD to THC for your specific body’s needs is where things have the potential to get tricky. That’s where having a licensed provider, such as Dr. Jennings at Cardea Health Integrative benefits you greatly.

Am I Eligible for My Medical Marijuana Card?

Ulcerative colitis/inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), cancer, HIV/ AIDS, ALS, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), epilepsy, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and chronic pain that degrades health and functional capacity- are just a few of the accepted conditions for which suffering patients can obtain their Medical Marijuana Program (MMP) certification at Cardea Health Integrative, as per NYS guidelines.

After a brief consultation, Dr. Jennings will evaluate you and review your health history. If your diagnosis meets New York State’s criteria (and you are a NYS resident), according to the Doctor’s discretion, she can certify you for a New York State Medical Marijuana card. Medical records and diagnostic codes may be retrieved from other medical providers. With that certification, you can apply for your card here. Complete, step-by-step instructions on how to register can be found here.

Buying Medical Marijuana For The First Time

Dispensaries like The Botanist offer a wide variety of products, ranging from CBD-only salves, to THC-heavy ground flower, to hybrid combinations of both in various ratios. Hybrids include indica, which is high CBD/low THC, ideal for evening relaxation, and sativa, a high THC/low CBD combo ideal for daytime consumption.

All of the cannabis varieties, strains, and ways to consume can become overwhelming, quickly. At The Botanist, a licensed pharmacist can chat with you to find your ideal product pairing, giving you a knowledgeable, science-based combination for the pain relief you’ve been seeking. This is where having your Medical Marijuana card can be so much more reliable and accurate than procuring your cannabis recreationally!

New York State Medical Marijuana Card Certifications Now At Cardea Health Integrative

Dr. Jennings at Cardea Health Integrative is here for all of your New York State Medical Marijuana certification and yearly recertification needs as well. Many patients originally got certified by a provider they are no longer in touch with, due to moving or other reasons. Cardea Health Integrative helps you recertify your Medical Marijuana regardless if you are a new or returning patient.

If you are interested in obtaining your New York State Medical Marijuana card:
Call Cardea Health Integrative at (716) 685 – 2361, or,
Email us at info@cardeahealthwny.com today.

Disclaimers: Do not consume cannabis products while operating heavy machinery. Cardea Health Integrative does not manage patients with active addiction. We recommend patients with narcotic addictions seek treatment from their local pain management specialist.