In honor of National Healthy Aging Month, we reached out to local businesses that focus on the positive aspects of growing older and specialize in helping you continue to live your best life.
Certified Marijuana Doctors (CMMDR)
The Right Choice
Certified Marijuana Doctors (CMMDR) is the first medical marijuana clinic to certify patients in Florida. With three offices in Ocala, patients often ask us how it is possible that marijuana has helped their condition more than some of the prescription drugs they’ve tried. The answer is simple. Marijuana has the ability to influence a wide range of systems because the receptors that it influences are located all throughout the body.
Many doctors were never taught about the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is a series of receptors that marijuana influences. The receptors are located on nerve cells in the brain, spinal cord and some peripheral organs and tissues such as the spleen, white blood cells and endocrine gland as well as parts of the reproductive, gastrointestinal and urinary tracts. The receptors that are influenced can produce a wide range of responses from calming inflammation in diseases such as Crohn’s and stopping an epileptic seizure to reducing chronic spasms such as those experienced by multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s patients. It can also improve sleep, calm nerves, increase appetite, reduce anxiety and block inflammation, which are all common concerns as we age.
CMMDR has also learned it’s not just about influencing the receptors, but also influencing the receptor with the right combination of cannabinoids. These are compounds found in the marijuana plant. Every patient is different. What we have come to learn over the years is that one size does not fit all. Some strains can give the patient an uplifting, alert, creative state, while others are more sedating—yet for some, the exact opposite effect will occur. You’ve heard of Benadryl causing some people to fall asleep, while others get a spurt of energy and want to clean the house! Marijuana is often the same.
At CMMDR, we are here to guide you and determine what will work best for you. There are myriad intake methods and options available. New patients start on a low dose and slowly increase over time until the desired effect is achieved. All of this is part of the balancing act of treatment with marijuana.
For more information, give us a call or visit our website to see if marijuana may be a good option for you.
Certified Marijuana Doctors
3 convenient locations:
3131 SW College Rd #408
3495 W Anthony Rd #101
1713 E Silver Springs Blvd #3