The fall of 2017 will promise to be a benchmark season for the medical marijuana industry in Maryland. With some twenty cleared to grow, process and sell the plant four years after legalization in the state the art of consumer care and services should evolve at a rapid pace. In coming months, plants will flower in heavily secured facilities, and be harvested and taken to an independent laboratory for quality testing, with some processed into oils, creams and capsules. They’ll end up available for purchase on dispensary shelves around the start of the new year, according to industry officials. First, you must register as a patient with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. For children to receive medical cannabis, at least one parent or guardian must register as a caregiver. See this link on the Maryland Medical Cannabis Program website. Then you need a certification from a doctor who is already registered with the commission. An expansion of the law also allows nurse practitioners, dentists, podiatrists and midwives to certify patients to use medical cannabis. Dispensaries will check an online database of certifications before selling marijuana to patients. The registry is available on the cannabis commission’s website. A main focus for PharmKent, LLC still working on its licensing and build of its facility will be consumer care. Parking will be ample and delivery to the consumer is planned. If needed special private waiting rooms will be designed in the dispensary. "Our goal is to be local and discreet... says one of the PharmKent founders, Brad Johnson. "We believe that the key is to be a trustworthy friend to our customers."
There's a burgeoning amount of information out there on finding Medical Marijuana Doctors. You could waste immense amounts of time sifting through all the information on the Internet, asking friends, calling government offices, or you could go directly to a trusted website like MarijuanaDoctors.com. A good first stepI is to focus on the type of Doctor you want. PharmKent will have staff and consulting doctors that can help with this process and as well be available as your doctor. We will be providing a way for our customers to connect with a professional whose skills relate to the patient medical condition and whose personality works with the patient's needs.
The research is accumulating proving that the active compounds in cannabis are more effective at reducing the frequency of acute migraine pain than prescription migraine meds, and with fewer side effects. A number of clinical trials are underway to determine whether drugs made from the compounds could supplant opioids as a go-to painkiller, and thereby lessen the burden of opioid addiction. Those trials will take some time, but it’s encouraging that research is moving steadily in the direction of discovering the therapeutic potential of marijuana compounds. With potentially enormous upsides, like reducing how many people are hooked on opioids, it's imperative that the research continues. And it will as The European Academy of Neurology recently announced its mission to develop the research on an intensive basis. But what in more laymen terms does marijuana do to help with migraine pain? Marijuana is another name for cannabis, a bushy plant that’s used to make paper, rope, and other products. Inside your brain and other parts of your body, you have a network of cannabinoid receptors. These are tiny loops of protein that affect how you feel pain. Marijuana has natural compounds called cannabinoids. When you use it, these cannabinoids go into your body and look for the receptors. They change how the receptors work, and they can calm down pain signals. THC is the cannabinoid in marijuana that gets most of the attention. It’s what makes you feel high or relaxed. But another product made from cannabis called cannabidiol (CBD) doesn’t make you feel intoxicated and may help ease pain. Several states have made it legal for CBD to be used for medical reasons. More info at WebMD here. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to managing migraines. Make sure you are informed about any treatment you seek for Migraines.