Medical Marijuana: 3 Good Reasons Now is the Time for Medical Cannabis in Southwest Florida
There are good, valid reasons why medical marijuana should be readily available to patients who need it. The most important reason is that it can help them.
Although there are many reasons medical cannabis is important, three reasons alone should justify this treatment option.
Benefits of marijuana outweigh the risks
Evidence-based studies prove medical marijuana is beneficial to thousands of patients. It can help people suffering from back injuries, chronic pain, Cancer, MS, and a host of other debilitating conditions. Patients should have access to something that will help them.
Medical marijuana is safer than pharmaceuticals
Cannabis is natural. However, most Pharma Drugs are filled with a variety of chemicals I can barely pronounce and they all come with a myriad of potential side effects with disastrous outcomes.
Painkillers are severely addictive and can ruin patients’ lives. Most patients cannot tolerate the toxic buildup of these drugs in their systems. Cannabis medication lets patients manage their symptoms without worrying about addiction, accidental overdose or serious side effects.
Government control is a good thing, in this case
Finally in Florida we can be assured that patients are receiving safe, high quality cannabis and avoid the dangers of “unknown mixes.” Patients should be able to access solutions that help them.
Taxation and monitoring will help allow the medical community to study further the long-term beneficial uses of medical marijuana.
At Advanced Individualized Medicine of Naples, we offer several educational lectures throughout the year in Naples, FL and Fort Myers, FL. We provide information and help people register for medical marijuana. Our next events are Nov. 8 and Nov. 29, 2017. For more information or register now, visit our website at naplesaim.com/register.
—Dr. Clint Potter is a general practice physician in Naples, FL. In addition to medical marijuana, his practice, Advance Individualized Medicine of Naples, provides specialized care for addiction services, cosmetic procedures, and LGBTQ patients. He treats the entire patient and takes an individualized approach. Call (239) 260-3880 or Text (239) 217-1247 for more information or to schedule an appointment. You can also email him.