Medical Marijuana Recommendations
Complete DOCTOR'S Evaluation for legal use of: Medical Marijuana
Compassionate Harvest Medical Clinic's Mission & Philosophy
Cannabis works. It helps numerous emotional and physical symptoms and illnesses. It improves the quality of life of millions of people and has a safety profile far better than many common drugs (see below). We help people reclaim control of their health care by enabling them to use a powerful alternative medication without dependency on the pharmaceutical industry, being controlled by the medical insurance industry, or political and legal persecution.
"Patients have discovered that medical Cannabis can be a safe and effective substitute for numerous prescription pharmaceuticals, i.e. addictive sedatives such as Xanax and Valium, sleeping pills, stimulants such as Ritalin, Concerti, or Adderall, and in particular, opiates such as Vicodin, Norco, Percocet, Tylenol #3, Methadone, Morphine, as well as Heroin and other illicit opiates. These are among the most addictive and dangerous drugs and cause thousands of deaths. Over 50% of all our patients have effectively used Cannabis to end or to decrease their dependency on Opiates alone. The ubiquitous OTC anti-inflammatory and anti-depression medications, which patients frequently replace with Cannabis, can also have serious or life threatening side effects. Alcoholism can be treated with Cannabis. CHMC believes that anyone using these medications to treat an illness should be eligible to legally buy and use Medical Cannabis as defined by California statures."
"We are both amazed by the number of medical conditions that people effectively treat with cannabis and alarmed by the expense and side effects of many prescription drugs and by the questionable ethics of the pharmaceutical industry that promote them. We at CHMC also feel appalled that the financial interests of medical insurance companies control our healthcare and decide what tests and treatments we can have. Cannabis frees patients from complete dependency on the medical-insurance-pharmaceutical industry."
"We feel certain at CHMC that we provide the most compassionate, comprehensive, medically professional, and legally indisputable process of Medical Cannabis evaluation, follow-up, support, and verification possible. We do not expect our patients to 'prove' their diagnosis with documentation. Our doctor can determine your diagnosis based on your medical history and exam, but relevant medical records are helpful, always appreciated and will be reviewed. We try to address all of a patient's health issues and have discovered and treated scores of potentially life threatening medical problems. CHMC evaluates many seniors and patients who have little or no experience with Cannabis. We work closely with these populations and try to give them all the help, support, and guidance we can. It is deeply gratifying for us if I can empower informed patients to safely, legally, and affordably control their own medical treatments. We give patients an alternative and the freedom to choose what works for them."