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Canna Care Docs, a division of MVC Technologies, qualifies patients into medical marijuana programs in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Illinois, District of Columbia and Canada.
Canna Care Docs is committed to the medicinal value cannabis brings to your holistic healthcare treatment and providing safe and compliant access into medical marijuana programs. At Canna Care Docs you will spend time with a caring, non-judgmental medical professional qualifying your condition for medical marijuana and discussing cannabis as it relates to your specific needs.
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Preparing For Your Visit To Canna Care Docs Crestwood
Helping Patients Find Wellness in The State of Illinois Canna Care Docs is excited to serve patients in Crestwood Illinois along with surrounding communities at our new location at 13111 Rivercrest Drive. This is our first clinic in Illinois and we are ready to answer all your medical cannabis questions; happy to guide you along your path towards healing. The legal framework outlining the use of medical cannabis may look complicated, and we encourage you to visit the Illinois Department of Public Health to learn more about the program. If you are visiting this clinic for the first time we ask that you call ahead at 1-773-887-0420 and book an appointment before visiting in-person. To ensure your visit goes smoothly, please follow these steps: Obtain your most recent medical records that are within the past 12 months that states your diagnosed qualified condition. Bring your Illinois Driver’s License, State ID or Passport to verify your residency in the State of Illinois. Come into the Canna Care Docs office location for your scheduled appointment and one of our knowledgeable and trained staff will guide you through the process of the paperwork involved to get your medical cannabis certification. Pay your fee […]
THC Basics: An Introduction For Patients
An Introductory Lesson on THC Basics For Medical Cannabis Patients Cannabis, a plant that has proven to be endlessly complex is still under the microscope by researchers, patients, physicians, and society. But one of the most famous and most widely known phrases associated with the plant will always be THC, or more appropriately, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. But many new patients need an introduction on THC basics, learning how it plays a role in a patient’s well-being and healing. While cannabis has been used for medical, religious, and recreational purposes for over 5,000 years(1), THC, as an isolated cannabinoid derived from the plant was first discovered by Raphael Mechoulam and Yechiel Goani in 1964(2). This cornerstone research discovery by Mechoulam would lead to the discovery of other cannabinoids including CBD, as well as the endocannabinoid system, our body’s way of utilizing the healing potential of cannabis.(3) THC is known to be the major psychoactive component of cannabis, in other words, it’s the part of the cannabis plant that gives the euphoric feeling of being “high.(4)” As one of the many cannabinoids present within cannabis, THC interacts with our endocannabinoid system to produce a wide range of effects.(5) THC activates CB1 receptors within the […]
The Foundation of Cannabis-Infused Beauty Products
One of the newest trends in the cannabis-infused beauty products containing the cannabinoid CBD. As you may know, CBD is one of the active components within cannabis, however in its isolated form is non-psychoactive, and can offer many of the therapeutic benefits of cannabis without the “high.” Recently consumers may have noticed an increase in new cannabis-infused beauty products that claim to harness the powers of CBD in the forms of bath bombs, creams, lotions, lip balms, and moisturizers. For any passionate medical cannabis patient, these products are an exciting new way to consume cannabis without inhaling harmful smoke. However, those claims suggesting that cannabinoids can be absorbed through the skin are currently rooted only in anecdotal evidence, and not clinical research. There is emerging research suggesting that transdermal cannabis consumption, that is, cannabis absorbed through the skin, can address arthritis and surface level pain. However, cannabis as a medicine is still very new, and this new consumption method requires validation from further research.