Medical marijuana refers to the regulated use of the cannabis plant for medicinal purposes. Marijuana contains chemicals referred to as cannabinoids that act much like some of the chemicals naturally found in your body that help regulate appetite, pain, anxiety, and memory. When used for medicinal purposes, these chemicals may help relieve some of the symptoms caused by your chronic health condition.

The two most well-known cannabinoid chemicals include:

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

Cannabidiol (CBD)

THC is the chemical in the marijuana plant that produces the high you may associate with its use. CBD doesn’t produce psychoactive effects like THC but is effective at treating chronic medical issues.

In order to take part in the medical marijuana program in Florida, you must participate in the statewide medical marijuana registry. Premier Wellness is a provider for the medical marijuana registry.


The health care professionals at Premier Wellness offer medical marijuana as a treatment option for many chronic health conditions, as outlined by Florida state law. Some of the conditions include:

• Cancer

• Seizures

• Glaucoma

• Parkinson’s disease

• Anxiety and depression

• Post-traumatic stress disorder

• Crohn’s disease

• Back pain

• Headaches

• Insomnia

Due to the state regulations, the specialists at Premier Wellness can only prescribe medical marijuana for the conditions listed by the state. Premier Wellness is a holistic practice and offers many alternative treatments to manage your medical issues.


The cannabinoids in the medicinal plant are responsible for the relief of your symptoms. These chemicals stimulate the receptors in your brain to provide positive effects, including:

• Reduction in pain

• Increase in appetite

• Improvement in anxiety

• Decrease in stress

• Stronger mental clarity

The cannabinoids also alleviate symptoms caused by certain medical treatments, such as chemotherapy, to improve quality of life. THC also has psychoactive properties that reduce aggression, agitation, and delusions.

The use of medical marijuana for the management of chronic health issues is a very new field of medicine, and the holistic health care practitioners at Premier Wellness are happy to offer this alternative treatment to improve your symptoms and reduce your reliance on some of your prescription medications.

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