Medical Marijuana Specialist

Alpha Care Medical

Primary Care Provider & Behavioral Health located in Seaford, DE & Millsboro, DE

An increasing number of people with chronic conditions are discovering the benefits of medical marijuana. At Alpha Care Medical in Seaford, Millsboro, Harrington, and Dover, Delaware, the team can evaluate you for a medical marijuana card if you have one of the qualifying illnesses. To learn more about medical marijuana and its uses, call your nearest office today.

Medical Marijuana Q & A

What is medical marijuana?

Medical marijuana refers to the use of the cannabis plant and cannabis products as a medication to relieve symptoms of certain illnesses.

While the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hasn’t approved it yet, many people find that medical marijuana benefits them in many ways.

Medical marijuana contains chemicals called cannabinoids. One of them, called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is the one that gives you the feeling of being high or euphoric.

It can also relieve pain, insomnia, and other symptoms. Cannabidiol (CBD), another cannabinoid, may reduce inflammation, nausea, anxiety, pain, and other symptoms.

At Alpha Care Medical, the team can help you apply for a medical marijuana card by providing a physician statement. They evaluate you and make sure you have one of the qualifying illnesses or symptoms for medical marijuana in Delaware.

What are the qualifications for medical marijuana?

To get a medical marijuana card, you need to meet the qualifications that the state of Delaware requires. You must come into the Alpha Care Medical office and the team will explain the application process.

Before you can submit an application to the Division of Public Health in Delaware, you need to have a signature from a qualifying physician, and they must see you multiple times before your application can be approved.

Once it is approved, you are required to attend follow-up visits at Alpha Care Medical every three months. These visits count toward the necessary appointments needed for renewal.

Your medical marijuana card is valid for one year. You must submit another application a few weeks before it expires so it can be renewed.

Delaware has a list of conditions that can qualify you for a valid medical marijuana card. You may be able to get a card if you have:

  • Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • Glaucoma
  • Cancer
  • Cachexia
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Multiple sclerosis and other conditions causing persistent muscle spasms
  • Seizures
  • Severe nausea
  • Severe pain

You may still be eligible for a card with certain other conditions, but you’ll need to submit an application to the Division of Public Health in Delaware.

What are the benefits of medical marijuana?

An increasing number of people with conditions on the qualifications list are turning to medical marijuana because of the benefits it offers over other treatment options or as an addition to your treatment plan.

Medical marijuana may be able to reduce your reliance on other drugs like opioids for pain, which are highly addictive.

Medical marijuana can also improve your quality of life by reducing pain and other symptoms and helping you get a good night’s sleep despite them.

For more information about medical marijuana and its many uses, call Alpha Care Medical to book an appointment today.