Medical Marijuana Prescriptions in New Jersey
Every year, the interest in medical marijuana to treat a variety of mental health issues grows. In New Jersey, medical marijuana is approved for the treatment of PTSD, anxiety, and opiate use disorder, among others. The medical community’s understanding and appreciation of the health applications of medical marijuana only continues to grow, and we find that many of our patients benefit from its effects on the body. Princeton Medical Institute is approved to prescribe medical marijuana in the state of New Jersey.
How does medical marijuana work?
The key is a collection of more than 100 chemicals known as “cannabinoids.” Although each serves an important role in marijuana’s medicinal benefits, most people are familiar with the two main chemicals – cannabidiol (CBD) and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). While some people benefit from the effects of CBD alone, the two chemicals have an additive effect when combined, enhancing their potency.
Can medical marijuana help me?
Besides helping alleviate the side effects of chemotherapy drugs, medical marijuana has been successfully used to treat or alleviate a wide range of physiological and neurological conditions. These can include:
- Eating disorders (including anorexia)
- Appetite loss
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Crohn’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Chronic Pain
- Muscle Spasms
- Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
- Tourette’s syndrome
Note that while medical marijuana is not necessarily a cure for these conditions, it can in many cases alleviate the symptoms and make those conditions much more manageable.
How do medical marijuana prescriptions work?
To obtain a medical marijuana prescription, Princeton Medical Health will help you through a process required by the New Jersey Department of Health. After determining that you have a qualifying condition, your physician will certify your condition and add your name to the New Jersey Department of Health Registry. At that point, you can obtain medical marijuana at any approved New Jersey dispensary.
Have more questions about medical marijuana treatment and Princeton Medical Institute? Please don’t hesitate to call our friendly health professionals at (609) 921-6050. To book an appointment, contact us online today!