Maryland patients can now join the more than 3,000,000 medical cannabis patients in the U.S. who participate in state-run programs. The Maryland program respects and honors the provider-patient relationship, empowering approved practitioners to recommend patients for a trusted remedy that’s already providing relief to millions around the country. Licensed providers in Maryland—including physicians, dentists, midwives, nurse practitioners, and podiatrists—are eligible to register, and in turn recommend medical cannabis to their patients.
Maryland law allows physicians to recommend cannabis for any condition that is severe, for which other medical treatments have been ineffective, and if the symptoms “reasonably can be expected to be relieved” by the medical use of cannabis.
In addition, you may recommend cannabis if your patient has a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that causes:
SEVERE LOSS OF APPETITE
CACHEXIA (WASTING SYNDROME)
SEVERE, DEBILITATING, OR CHRONIC PAIN
SEVERE AND PERSISTENT MUSCLE SPASMS
POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)
MAKE THE MOST OF THIS NATURAL HEALTHCARE RESOURCE
Qualifying Maryland medical professionals now have access to medical cannabis as a source of treatment. As a licensed provider registered with Maryland’s medical cannabis program, you can now provide patients with this proven holistic therapy. Cannabis has been shown to improve quality of life for patients of all ages plagued by a variety of conditions. And, in states with medical cannabis programs, deaths from opiate overdoses have fallen by an average of 25% compared to states without medical cannabis programs. Patient access starts with you, so register with the state to ensure your patients have the healthcare opportunities they need.
THE MEDICAL CANNABIS ADVICE
Renowned palliative care physician and health services researcher Dr. David Casarett wrote this book as a promise to a patient: to explore the possibilities of medical cannabis with an open mind. Determined to be able to give advice backed by science and uncluttered by myths and politics, Stoned is Dr. Casarett’s fascinating and humane contribution to the medical cannabis conversation.