Dr. Khalsa and Dr. Rad are Board Certified Physicians who have spent many years working as emergency physicians and also specialize in Medical marijuana. We are members of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians.
- Intractable migraines unresponsive to other treatment
- Chronic medical condition that causes severe pain or persistent muscle spasms
- Debilitating psychiatric disorders (requires diagnosis by state-licensed psychiatrist)
- Terminal illness
- Chronic medical condition normally treated with prescription likely to lead to dependence
- Any other chronic or debilitating medical condition
Step 2: Once you believe you have a state qualifying medical condition, schedule an appointment with us.
Step 3: If you have been approved for medical marijuana by the physician, you can start your application for an ID card with the state of Missouri.
The State of Missouri will start accepting applications on July 4th, 2019 and your physician recommendation MUST be dated within 30 days of submitting your state application.
THIS MEANS THE EARLIEST RECOMMENDATION YOU CAN RECEIVE IS ON JUNE 4th, 2019.
Step 4: Obtain physician certification and recommendation yearly
- A Missouri state government issued ID card such as drivers license or United States passport with a Missouri address
- Your medical records from your doctor related to your chronic medical condition that you are seeking to be evaluated for medical marijuana
- A list of your current medications
What is medical marijuana:
Medical marijuana is a species of plant that contains naturally occurring compounds with medicinal and psychoactive properties.
Medical marijuana was legalized in California in 1996. Since then professional growers have selectively bred thousands of strains, looking to achieve various target levels of cannabinoids.
Each plant contains both THC and CBD.
- THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) – a naturally occurring psychoactive compound responsible for the traditional “high” sensation or sense of euphoria
- CBD (Cannabidiol) – a naturally occurring compound responsible for the “relaxing” and therapeutic benefits of marijuana
Different strains of plants have varying ratios of THC and CBD. The specific ratios are responsible for the diverse properties of medicinal marijuana.
During your appointment we can help identify strains and ratios that may work best for your medical condition.
Consuming medical marijuana:
Medical marijuana can be consumed in many different forms. Common ways of using marijuana are vaporization, smoking, topical application and ingestion by mouth—such as edibles or concentrated liquid.
We can help guide you through the different forms of consumption and what would be right for you.
Is medical marijuana safe?
When it is grown and produced by licensed professionals in a legal state-approved facility, it is generally considered safe.
People can have side effects, though these tend to be mild with proper titration. We are happy to discuss this during your appointment.
What conditions can benefit from medical marijuana?
- Intractable migraines
- Neuropathic pain
- Chronic Pain
- And more!