Medical Cannabis


Medical Cannabis

Body

Medical cannabis may be beneficial in patients with certain conditions.

Only recently discovered in the 1990s, the endocannabinoid system is a master regulatory system. It has been shown to have a strong effect on our other systems.

Cannabinoid receptors are found all over our body. Two main receptors have been identified, CB1 and CB2. CB1s are found primarily in the brain and central nervous system. CB2s are found primarily in the peripheral cells of the immune system.

Our body produces our own natural cannabinoids that attach to the CB1 and CB2 receptors. It governs many functions such as pain, immune function, inflammation, muscle control, appetite and more.

Cannabis is a plant that contains THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). THC and CBD are cannabinoids that attach to receptors in your endocannabinoid system.

THC can produce psychoactive effects causing stimulation of the mind. It can also increase appetite, relax muscles and relieve pain.

Unlike THC, CBD does not produce psychoactive effects. It can reduce anxiety, enhance sleep, and decrease inflammation.

Medical cannabis has been shown to have benefits for:
Cancer & chemotherapy-related side effects

Chronic Pain

Crohn's Disease

Glaucoma

HIV/AIDS

Neurologic Conditions

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD
  • Medical cannabis laws vary from state to state. In the state of Illinois, to apply for a Medical Cannabis Registry ID Card, patients must have their debilitating medical condition certified by a physician.

  • To learn more about the Medical Cannabis Patient Registry Program in Illinois, visit Illinois Department of Public Health.
If you have a debilitating medical condition, medical cannabis may be beneficial.
We consider all possible options that can help our patients.