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Safe Medical Marijuana in Gainesville, Florida



At Advanced Pain Medical Center, we believe that all viable treatment avenues should be explored. This includes considering the use of medical marijuana (medical cannabis) in certain treatment scenarios. We have found great success utilizing this innovative treatment option.

A report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that about 50 million Americans have chronic pain. Approximately 20 million of them suffer from high-impact chronic pain, which frequently limits work or life activities.

Medical Marijuana Gainesville Introduction

The number of opiate prescriptions in the US is staggering. Doctors and researchers are exploring alternative treatment options for pain, including medical cannabis. We believe that marijuana, in doses that allow less pain and more function, is the future of medicine. It is not about getting high; it is about getting better.

Treatment Plan

For each patient, we individualize the route and strength of cannabis that matches your needs in an effort to maximize results, minimize side effects, and increase your function.

If you have an appointment to discuss medical marijuana treatment, please download, print, and complete the Medical Marijuana Consent Form.

All you need to know about medical marijuana treatment Gainesville:

Q: Is medical marijuana safe?

A: Yes, medical marijuana poses minimal side effects if taken as recommended by our doctors. Studies have shown that there is little risk of overdose from marijuana.

Study link: https://www.cdc.gov/marijuana/faqs/overdose-bad-reaction.html

Q: Do I have to inhale my medicine?

A: There are many other, healthier options for using cannabis as a medicine. At our practice, we do not order a smokable form of marijuana.

Oral ingestion (edibles, tinctures, capsules, and oils), sublingual application (dissolvable strips, sublingual sprays, and medicated lozenges), and topical application (lotions, salves, patches, bath salts, and oils) are examples of the options we recommend at Advanced Pain Medical Center.

Q: Will I feel high while taking cannabis?

A: THC is a cannabinoid that can make you feel intoxicated if taken at excessive doses. Our goals are for patients to feel better and also to continue living their normal lives. Therefore, our medical staff will work with you to find the appropriate dosages that will optimize symptom relief and minimize the side effects.

Q: Is it difficult to get a medical marijuana license?

A: No! It is not difficult. If you are 18 years or older, have a qualifying medical diagnosis, and are a legal Florida resident, you qualify!

It is important for those who are interested in medical marijuana to understand that the purchase of marijuana is not covered by insurance. As for office visits, initial and ongoing medical cannabis evaluations are self-pay only. No insurance is accepted for this type of visit. We do not accept personal checks.

Q: What are the legal aspects of medical marijuana?

A: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved marijuana (the plant) for treating any health problems. However, some states allow its use for certain health purposes. The Federal Government has taken a position that, as long as the physician and patient are following their State’s rules regarding the ordering and using of marijuana, there will be no targeted prosecutorial efforts. This position is subject to change. Click HERE to view the 2019 Florida Statutes on Medical Marijuana.

Study Link: https://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0300-0399/0381/Sections/0381.986.html

“I was on high-dose fentanyl (100 mcg), as well as two other opiate medications. After six months of using medical marijuana, I could reduce my intake to just 12 mcg of fentanyl and stop taking the other two opiates altogether.  I highly recommend it.  It has done wonders for me.  My mind is clear. I can do more work.  No opiate fog.  Overall, I feel much better!”


In order to qualify for medical marijuana order, patients must have a diagnosed condition that is on their state’s list of qualifying medical marijuana conditions.

  • Cancer

  • Epilepsy

  • Glaucoma

  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV+)

  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Crohn’s Disease

  • Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS)

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

  • Chronic, Nonmalignant Pain

  • Terminal Condition*

  • Medical conditions of the same kind or class as, or comparable to, those listed

*Terminal condition means a progressive disease that causes significant functional impairment. It’s not considered by a treating physician to be reversible without the administration of life-sustaining procedures. What’s more, it will result in death within 1 year after the diagnosis if the condition runs its normal course.

Medical cannabis is still a schedule 1 substance, as the Federal Government reaffirmed this on August 11, 2016. (Click for more information). So, to the Federal Government, there is no such thing as “medical” marijuana. It either is marijuana or it is not.

About Advanced Pain Medical Center

innovative medical marijuana solutions

Advanced Pain Medical Center is a pain clinic that offers services such as innovative medical marijuana solutions, pain managementregenerative medicineIV therapy and more. If you suffer from pain, multiple sclerosis (MS) or another chronic disease, schedule an appointment with our medical marijuana doctor in Gainesville today!

If you have any other questions, please contact us with your queries.

The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Therefore, always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health

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