Glaucoma is one of the conditions that qualifies for medical cannabis treatment in the state of Minnesota. In this article, we are going to talk about the benefits of medical cannabis for treating glaucoma in Minnesota.
Glaucoma is a condition in which the nerve that connects the eye to the brain is damaged. This is typically the result of excessive pressure in the eye. Symptoms of the condition are often very subtle. Sometimes patients don’t experience any symptoms other than a slow loss of vision, but the condition can cause pain in the eyes as well. Treatments can include medications, surgery, and medical marijuana.
The Medical Cannabis Process in Minnesota
If you do have glaucoma and you are interested in receiving medical cannabis as a form of treatment, you first have to go through the appropriate process. In Minnesota, medical marijuana is only available to patients suffering from certain conditions (glaucoma being one of those qualifying conditions). If you do suffer from glaucoma, the first step is to speak with an approved medical cannabis doctor. This physician can diagnose your condition and determine whether or not you are a good candidate for medical marijuana. Once your physician has approved your prescription, you will then receive an email from the Minnesota Office of Medical Cannabis with further instructions. You are required to register with the office before finding a medical cannabis patient center to receive your prescription.
Minneapolis Medical Cannabis Doctor
If you are suffering from glaucoma or another qualifying condition, medical marijuana may be the best treatment option for you. At Advanced Spine & Pain Clinics of MN, our board-certified pain management doctors have over twenty years of experience treating patients throughout the Twin Cities area. Our physicians are also approved to prescribe medical marijuana to patients in the state of Minnesota. Contact us today at our Edina or Minneapolis pain clinics to set up an appointment with one of our skilled pain physicians and see if you qualify for medical cannabis.
Matthew Thorson, MD
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