Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana services offered in Houston, TX

If you suffer from debilitating pain or symptoms of a disease, medical marijuana may be right for you. At Texas Herbal Clinic in Houston, Texas, Darryl Camp, MD, provides medical marijuana cards for patients with qualifying conditions. To find out if you’re a good candidate for medical marijuana, call or book an appointment online today.

Medical Marijuana Q&A

What is medical marijuana?

Medical marijuana, or medical cannabis, refers to any product derived from the Cannabis sativa plant that serves the purpose of relieving symptoms. Cannabis naturally contains many active ingredients, but the two most commonly used for medical purposes include delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).

What does medical marijuana treat?

Medical marijuana treats a broad range of diseases and disorders. You must be diagnosed with an approved debilitating medical condition to use medical marijuana legally. 

Qualifying conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Cancer
  • Chronic or severe pain
  • Seizure disorders and epilepsy
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Migraine
  • Opioid use disorder (addiction)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Terminal illness
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

If you have questions about whether or not you qualify for a medical marijuana card, call Texas Herbal Clinic. The staff is happy to help you find the care you need. 

What are the benefits of medical marijuana?

At one time, marijuana was considered an illicit drug. But in recent years, researchers have found that marijuana relieves certain medical conditions. Today, many people rely on medical marijuana to manage chronic health problems.

Marijuana can reduce pain, relieve nausea, and stimulate appetite. Some medical marijuana patients also report less anxiety and stress. With less pain or stress, you may also sleep more soundly and enjoy higher energy levels.

Where can I purchase medical marijuana?

After you have a medical marijuana card, you can purchase cannabis at a dispensary. The amount of cannabis you can buy at any given time depends on the dosage your provider at Texas Herbal Clinic recommends. 

If your condition makes it difficult to travel, you can designate a primary caregiver to obtain medical marijuana for you. Your caregiver must also register with the medical marijuana program in your state. 

Is medical marijuana safe?

Medical marijuana is safe for most people. At Texas Herbal Clinic, you first meet with a qualified medical provider. Your provider performs an in-depth evaluation. They ask about your symptoms and medical history. Your provider has the expertise needed to make treatment recommendations. 

If your provider agrees that medical marijuana is a good fit, they register you. Once registered, you can apply for a medical marijuana card and purchase it at a dispensary.

To learn more about medical marijuana, call Texas Herbal Clinic or book an appointment online today.