At The Nurse’s Office, we offer medical marijuana to our patients who may benefit from it and meet certain qualification requirements set by the State of Connecticut. Medical marijuana may be beneficial to certain patients with particular conditions or symptoms. It’s important to talk with your provider about your health concerns, so that your practitioner may understand if medical marijuana can help you find some relief.
Medical marijuana is cannabis and cannabinoids that are recommended by healthcare providers to their adult and/or pediatric patients. While research is limited, some evidence suggests cannabis may reduce nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy, improve appetite in people with HIV/AIDS, and reduce chronic pain and muscle spasms.
The cannabis plant has a history of medicinal use dating back thousands of years and across many cultures. Medical cannabis can be administered using a variety of methods, including vaporizing or smoking dried buds, eating cannabis edibles, taking liquid tinctures or capsules, and using lozenges, dermal patches, oral (by mouth) sprays, or dermal (skin) sprays.
According to the Connecticut State Department of Consumer Protection website, “A patient may only register for a medical marijuana certificate if he or she is a Connecticut resident being treated for a debilitating medical condition by a Connecticut-Licensed Physician or Advanced Practiced Registered Nurse.” To learn more about qualification requirements and medical conditions classified as debilitating by the state, please click here to visit the ct.gov website.
We are accepting and welcoming new patients to our practice. If you would like more information about our patient services, have questions about medical marijuana or CT qualifications, or want to learn about our primary care providers and schedule an appointment with one of our nurse practitioners, please contact us by calling 860.603.3541. We are here and ready to serve you and look forward to caring for you.