Do you suffer from glaucoma, chronic pain, or another condition but would rather manage your symptoms without traditional pharmaceuticals?
During a medical marijuana evaluation at Fishman & Sheridan eyeCare Specialists, we can discuss managing your health with cannabis.
Learn more about whether you are eligible for a medical marijuana card at our offices in Eustis, Clermont, or Leesburg, FL...
What Are the Advantages of Treatment with Medicinal Marijuana?
The team at Fishman & Sheridan eyeCare Specialists believe that medical cannabis can help improve the health and general well-being of many of our patients. Marijuana provides a number of advantages when compared to traditional medications, including:
A Safer Alternative
Medical cannabis offers an alternative to pharmaceutical pain management treatments. Oftentimes, traditional medications prescribed to manage chronic pain include opioids. These drugs can cause dependency and have the potential for accidental fatal overdose.
A Preferred Medical Treatment
Many medical patients prefer cannabis to traditional pain management medications. A study evaluating the link between adult-use marijuana laws and the rate of opioid prescriptions for Medicaid enrollees found that states with active dispensaries had patients fill fewer daily doses of opioids.
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What Health Conditions Qualify for Medical Marijuana?
In 2016, Florida overwhelmingly approved a law allowing certain patients to use cannabis under the supervision of a physician. According to Amendment 2 of the Florida medical cannabis law, both physical and mental health conditions qualify for a medical marijuana card, including:
- Crohn’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
During a medical marijuana consultation at Fishman & Sheridan eyeCare Specialists in Eustis, FL, Clermont, FL, and Leesburg, FL, one of our doctors can determine if you qualify.
Who Can Be Approved for Medical Marijuana in Florida?
In order to receive a medical marijuana card, patients will need to visit a certified physician like the doctors at Fishman & Sheridan eyeCare Specialists in Leesburg, FL.
In Florida, most patients interested in medical marijuana must be over the age of 18, but there are exceptions. According to Florida Senate Bill 8A, patients must:
- Be diagnosed by a certified physician with a qualifying condition
- Have permanent or temporary residency in the state of Florida
The definition of a seasonal resident requires a person to live in Florida for at least 31 consecutive days in a calendar year and maintain a temporary residence in the state. Florida residents are required to provide a copy of a state-approved form of identification such as a driver's license, but seasonal residents can submit a copy of two qualifying documents, such as a deed, mortgage, utility bill, or any other approved documentation that provides proof of residential address.