Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana services offered in Lebanon, PA

The state of Pennsylvania allows medical marijuana use for certain medical conditions. Shavkat Ruziev, MD, and his caring team at Lancaster Wellness Med Spa in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, provide the necessary medical certification patients need to participate in the state’s medical marijuana program. Schedule your appointment by phone or online to learn more today. 

Medical Marijuana Q & A

What is medical marijuana?

Medical marijuana refers to the use of the marijuana plant for medical purposes. Marijuana contains chemicals that interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS).

Researchers are only learning about ECS but theorize the cell-signaling system plays a role in managing mood, appetite, and pain. The marijuana plant contains cannabinoids that interact with the ECS, easing pain, boosting mood, and improving appetite.

What conditions are approved for medical marijuana use?

The state of Pennsylvania allows medical marijuana use for certain medical conditions, including:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Autism
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Nerve damage and neuropathy
  • Movement disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis (UC) 
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Intractable seizures
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Opioid use disorder
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Severe chronic or intractable pain
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Terminal illness
  • Tourette syndrome

If you have one of these approved medical conditions and think medical marijuana can help, you need a health care provider certification. The team at Lancaster Wellness Med Spa includes doctors approved by the state to provide medical marijuana certification. 

What do I bring to my medical marijuana certification?

The Lancaster Wellness Med Spa team provides specific instructions on what you need to bring for your certification appointment. They may have you sign a release form so they can request your medical records. 

The team may ask you to bring in any pertinent medical files and a list of the types of medications and supplements you take. You also need to have valid identification (ID).

What happens during medical marijuana certification?

The specifics of your medical marijuana certification at Lancaster Wellness Med Spa are unique to you. The Lancaster Wellness Med Spa team reviews your medical history, health concerns and symptoms, and takes a look at your medical records.

They may also perform a physical exam and run lab work if they need additional information about your condition. 

If you have a qualifying medical condition, the team provides the certification you need to continue your registration and get your medical marijuana ID card.

To find out more about medical marijuana certification, schedule an appointment over the phone or online at Lancaster Wellness Med Spa today.