Your Guide To Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana guide from Texas Herbal Clinic THC.

If you’re looking for information on medical marijuana, you’ve come to the right place! Here at Texas Herbal Clinic (THC), we’re dedicated to helping people find relief through medical marijuana therapy and treatment. We want to provide our patients with all the information they need to make an informed decision about whether or not medical marijuana is the right form of treatment for them. 

In the following guide, we’ll cover everything from what marijuana is to how to find a medical marijuana doctor in Texas and get a prescription. We hope that this medical marijuana guide provides you with the answers you are looking for — if not, get in touch with our team if you have any additional questions!

Medical marijuana therapy and treatment from Texas Herbal Clinic.

What Is Marijuana or Cannabis?

Marijuana or cannabis is a plant that has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. The main active ingredient in marijuana is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is what gives the plant its psychoactive effects. CBD (cannabidiol) is another active ingredient in marijuana, but it does not have any psychoactive effects. Instead, CBD tends to help with conditions like anxiety, pain, and inflammation. 

THC and CBD work together to produce the various therapeutic effects of marijuana — the THC is responsible for the plant’s pain-relieving properties, while CBD is thought to help reduce inflammation and anxiety. Some medical marijuana products contain only THC, while others contain a combination of THC and CBD. CBD-only products are available without the need for a prescription and they are federally legal across the United States.

Marijuana, both in its THC and CBD isolate forms, can be taken in a variety of ways, including:

  • Smoking
  • Vaporizing
  • Edibles
  • Oils and Tinctures
  • Topicals

What Is Medical Marijuana?

Medical marijuana is the use of marijuana or cannabis for medicinal purposes with the supervision of a medical professional. In order for marijuana to be considered medical, it must be used to treat or alleviate a specific medical condition or symptom including pain, inflammation, nausea, anxiety, and seizure disorders. 

Medical marijuana to treat a variety of conditions and symptoms.

Marijuana Legality in Texas

Marijuana is still illegal under federal law, but it has been legalized for medical use in Texas. This means that you can legally possess and use medical marijuana if you have a prescription from a medical marijuana doctor. Recreational marijuana use is still not legal in Texas, although many other states have legalized it. 

Medical Marijuana vs. Recreational Marijuana

The only difference between medical and recreational marijuana is that medical marijuana is used for its medicinal properties, while recreational marijuana is more often than not used for its psychoactive effects. While many recreational users may also find relief from their symptoms with marijuana, they may not have a medical condition that qualifies them for a medical marijuana card. At a dispensary, the difference between medical and recreational marijuana is that medical marijuana is tax-free, while recreational marijuana is subject to state and local taxes. 

Medical marijuana doctor and medical marijuana prescription in Texas.

Who Is Eligible For Medical Marijuana Treatment?

In order to be eligible for medical marijuana treatment in Texas, you must have a qualifying condition. Qualifying conditions include:

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Intractable pain
  • Anorexia nervosa (Cachexia)
  • Other chronic medical conditions that are approved by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services

If you have one of these conditions, you may be a candidate for medical marijuana treatment. If you’re not sure if you qualify, the best way to find out is to speak with a medical marijuana doctor to see if they think this is an appropriate treatment for your condition.

How to Get Marijuana With a Medical Marijuana Prescription

In order to get medical marijuana, you will need a prescription from a medical marijuana doctor. After you have been evaluated by a medical marijuana doctor and they have determined that you would benefit from medical marijuana treatment, they will give you a prescription card for medical marijuana. You can then take this card to a dispensary, where you will be able to purchase medical marijuana. 

Medical marijuana doctor in Texas.

How to Find a Medical Marijuana Doctor In Texas

If you think that medical marijuana is the right treatment for you, the first step is to find a qualified medical marijuana doctor in Texas. At Texas Herbal Clinic, we are proud to offer medical marijuana evaluations to our patients. During your evaluation, our team will review your medical history and symptoms to determine if you are eligible for treatment. If we believe that medical marijuana is the right treatment for you, we will provide you with a personal prescription card. 

Telemedicine Medical Marijuana Therapy Services For The Entire State Of Texas!

Here at THC, we gladly offer telemedicine medical marijuana therapy services for patients throughout the state of Texas. With our convenient online platform, you can connect with one of our licensed doctors from the comfort of your own home. We know that many of our patients are unable to travel to our clinic due to their condition, which is why we offer this convenient service. 

If you are interested in learning more about our telemedicine services or medical marijuana treatment in general, we encourage you to contact our team at Texas Herbal Clinic today. We would be more than happy to answer any of your questions and help you get started on your journey to relief!

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