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Medical Marijuana Specialist

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Medical Marijuana services offered in Towson, MD
Medical marijuana is commonly used to treat chronic pain, anxiety, Insomnia, as well as various forms of mental health issues. If you suffer from another medical condition like glaucoma, severe nausea, or seizures, you might also qualify for a medical marijuana card.  At the offices of Dr. Weng in Towson, Maryland, primary care physician Charles Weng, MD, is registered with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC). This registration allows him to prescribe medical marijuana in certain situations. To learn more, call the office or request an appointment online today.
Medical Marijuana Q & A

What is medical marijuana?

Medical marijuana uses the cannabis plant (or the substances in it) to reduce the symptoms of certain diseases and disorders. It comes in various forms that can be used in several ways, including smoking, eating, and applying to the skin.

In Maryland, the recreational use of marijuana is against the law. To qualify for a medical marijuana card, you have to have one of several legally specified underlying conditions. Ask Dr. Weng or his knowledgeable team if you are eligible.

What conditions can medical marijuana treat?

Dr. Weng prescribe medical marijuana to treat several conditions, including:

  • Anorexia
  • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Conditions resulting in hospice or palliative care
  • Glaucoma
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Seizures
  • Chronic pain
  • Severe nausea
  • Anxiety
  • insomnia
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorders

You could also benefit from using medical marijuana or a product derived from it if you experience severe muscle spasms that interfere with your ability to work or exercise.

How does medical marijuana work?

When you consume medical marijuana, compounds inside the plant, called cannabinoids, enter your bloodstream. These compounds are very similar to the chemicals your body naturally makes to manage things like your appetite, metabolism, and memory.  

A growing body of research suggests cannabinoids reduce anxiety, ease inflammation, relieve pain, and relax tight muscles.

Can medical marijuana treat seizures?

Yes. Dr. Weng regularly prescribes medical marijuana to treat seizure disorders. What’s more, the FDA recently approved a drug called Epidiolex, which is made from cannabidiol (CBD). The medication is specifically formulated to treat people with severe or hard-to-treat seizures.

Does medical marijuana have side effects?

Medical marijuana is safe and usually well-tolerated, but it does have psychoactive effects. After you smoke cannabis or consume an edible, you might experience:

  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Dizziness
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Feelings of euphoria

Medical marijuana can also affect your muscle memory and cognitive function (thinking). So it’s essential that you avoid driving or operating any kind of heavy machinery while under its influence.

What does a medical marijuana appointment involve?

At the offices of Dr. Weng, a medical marijuana appointment involves a review of your health history with Dr. Weng or one of the Nurse Practitioners.

During your visit Dr. Weng will go over your qualifying medical condition or conditions. Once Certified and Registered you will be able to visit any of the almost 100 medical marijuana dispensaries in the state of Maryland.

Make an appointment at the offices of Dr. Weng by calling today or booking one online to see if you’re a candidate for medical marijuana use.

How to register for a medical marijuana card

To receive a medical marijuana card a person must be both Registered AND Certified.

To Register:

1. Go to onestop.md.gov

2. Click on Maryland Medical cannabis commission

3. Click on Adult patient registration and apply online

 

Several weeks after registering, you will receive an email from the Maryland medical  commission with your Patient ID number.  Once you have your number call the office of Dr Weng to make an appointment for Certification or go online at Drweng.com. 


Certification:  The process by which the medical provider (Doctor or Nurse Practitioner) reviews your medical history through medical records and asking questions related to your condition and then determining whether medical marijuana would be beneficial.

All appointments are available through telemedicine