Cannabis Certification

Mango Medical

Podiatry & Primary Care Practice located in Kamuela, HI

There’s been a lot of buzz around medical marijuana lately, but can it really help you? To find out if medical marijuana is a good fit for you, visit Timothy Duerler, MD, at Mango Medical, located in Kamuela, Hawaii. Dr. Duerler is certified by the state of Hawaii to provide medical marijuana certification to qualifying patients. To inquire about certification pricing or to schedule your consultation, reach out to the practice online or over the phone today.

Cannabis Certification Q & A

How can cannabis certification help my ailment?

More and more, patients around the country are rejecting medications and treatments in favor of medical marijuana. To use medical marijuana in the state of Hawaii, you need a cannabis certification. Marijuana can offer you a wide range of benefits, depending on your condition.

The marijuana plant contains 100 or so other chemicals, each that create a different effect when it binds with the cannabinoid receptors. When activated, these receptors, located throughout your body (particularly in the brain) as part of the endocannabinoid system, influence your body and brain in various ways.

According to current research, medical marijuana can:

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Relieve pain
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Control vomiting and nausea in chemotherapy patients
  • Relax tight muscles of multiple sclerosis patients
  • Stimulate appetite
  • Kill cancer cells and slow tumor growth

To digest medical marijuana, you can:

  • Smoke it
  • Inhale it as a mist through a vaporizer
  • Eat it (edibles)
  • Place liquid drops under your tongue
  • Rub it into your skin

Note that, as with anything, smoking marijuana can cause damage to your lungs.

Does medical marijuana have any side effects?

Depending on how much you ingest and how you ingest it, medical marijuana can have some side effects. The most common include:

  • Lethargy and depression
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Dizziness
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Low blood pressure
  • Impaired judgment and coordination

Rarely, medical marijuana may cause hallucinations. Note, in comparison to narcotic pain relievers like oxycontin, medical marijuana side effects are extremely mild. In addition, they don’t hold the potential for a fatal overdose.

Do I qualify for a medical marijuana card in Hawaii?

In order to receive a medical marijuana card or cannabis certification in Hawaii, a certified doctor must attest that you suffer from an eligible debilitating medical condition. Such conditions include:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Glaucoma
  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Lupus
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

In addition, you may qualify if you have a condition or treatment for a condition that produces the following symptoms.

  • Severe nausea
  • Severe pain
  • Wasting syndrome
  • Seizures
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms

If you have questions about other conditions, feel free to contact Dr. Duerler at Mango Medical.

If you’re interested in getting a medical marijuana card, make an appointment at Mango Medical with Dr. Duerler. For a quote on the cost of cannabis certification, please call the office or simply use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation.