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Medical Cannabis

Hallandale Medical Center

Medical, Dental and Behavioral Health Center located in Hallandale Beach, Florida

Medical cannabis is a treatment option available in the state of Florida for chronic health conditions, like epilepsy and Crohn’s disease. The medical team at Hallandale Medical Center in Hallandale Beach, Florida, is authorized to prescribe medical cannabis and provide the initial health evaluation you need to qualify as a medical cannabis user with the state. You can receive a comprehensive medical evaluation to determine if you’re a good candidate for treatment with medical cannabis by calling Hallandale Medical Center today or by scheduling a consultation online now.

Medical Cannabis Q & A

What is medical cannabis?

Medical cannabis is a treatment option for a variety of acute and chronic illnesses and is effective in relieving pain and other symptoms.

The staff at Hallandale Medical Center is licensed in the state of Florida to prescribe medical cannabis as part of a medically supervised treatment plan and authorized to determine if medical cannabis is the right option for treating your health condition.

What conditions can medical cannabis treat?

In Florida, there are numerous conditions that may qualify you for using medical cannabis as a part of your treatment. They include:

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease

You may also qualify for treatment with medical cannabis if you have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a terminal condition, or chronic pain that isn’t treatable with other therapies.

How do I qualify for medical cannabis use?

Before you can fill prescriptions for medical cannabis, you must have an official medical diagnosis by a qualified physician, like those at Hallandale Medical Center.

To qualify for medical cannabis use in the state of Florida, you must be a permanent or seasonal resident. You must also be a part of the Medical Marijuana Use Registry and have a valid identification card.

Once you’re registered and have been prescribed medical cannabis as part of your treatment by a physician at Hallandale Medical Center, you can fill your prescription at a state-approved and licensed medical marijuana treatment center (MMTC). If you’re unable to fill your prescription in person due to a disability, a caregiver may fill it for you.

What are the benefits of medical cannabis?

Medical cannabis is both safe and effective for treating a variety of health conditions and can reduce your dependence on potentially harmful or addictive medications, like opioids.
To accommodate your specific treatment needs, medical cannabis is available in a variety of forms including:

  • Oils
  • Capsules
  • Vape pens
  • Suppositories
  • Topical creams
  • Transdermal patches

Tinctures delivered sublingually, or under your tongue, are also available. At this time, edible and smoked versions of medical cannabis aren’t available in Florida but may be at some point.

To find out if you’re a candidate for treatment with medical cannabis, schedule an evaluation at Hallandale Medical Center. You can book an appointment online or by calling the office today.