One of the greatest benefits of marijuana is a stopping cancer cells from spreading.

It was found in the study, published in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, that Cannabidiol has the ability to stop cancer by turning off a gene called Id-1. [1] In 2007, researchers at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, reported that CBD may prevent cancer from spreading. The researchers experimented on breast cancer cells in the lab that had high level of Id-1, and treated them with cannabidiol.

The outcome was rather positive, the cells had decreased Id-1 expression, and were less aggressive spreaders. In fact, the American Association for Cancer Research has found that marijuana actually works to slow down tumor growth in brain, breast, and lungs considerately.

 

hat are the Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana in Florida?

Patients in Florida that have been diagnosed with one of the following “debilitating medical conditions” are afforded legal protection under the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative (as per Amendment 2):

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS / Lou Gehrig’s disease)
    Cancer
    Crohn’s disease
    Epilepsy
    Glaucoma
    HIV / AIDS
    Seizures
    Chronic muscle spasms
    Multiple sclerosis
    Parkinson’s disease
    Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    Any ailment/condition “of the same severity/symptoms” (as determined by the recommending physician)

 

The general process of applying for and obtaining medical cannabis is pretty straight forward. If you are a valid resident with verification of residency you may qoulify to get the medical marijuana card. Please following below:

Step 1) Get your medical records and make an appointment with a doctor

The first step in getting a Florida medical marijuana card is to obtain your medical records and receive a signed physician’s statement from a doctor. The Florida doctor must be registered in the state’s Medical Marijuana Use Registry. (Check here for an updated list of Florida medical marijuana doctors).

Also please note that in order to get a medical cannabis card in Florida, you MUST be a resident of the state. You will need to provide proof of residency, for example a Florida I.D, passport, or another form of photo identification.
Step 2) Go to your MMJ Doctor Consultation

Once you have found a qualified physician in the state, sent your complete medical history to their office, and made an appointment for an MMJ consultation, the physician will then enter your name and information into the Florida Marijuana Use Registry (aka the Compassionate Care Registry), which is run by the Department of Health. You will not be able to apply for your FL MMJ card until you are officially in the Registry.