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Crescent Clinic provides medical cannabis evaluations and prescriptions to qualified patients. You can get your risk-free appointment as early as today and begin experiencing the natural healing powers of medical cannabis.
Is Medical Cannabis Legal?
Absolutely! Medical cannabis treatment is legal in most of the United States, including Texas, where the 2015 Compassionate Use Act allows specially certified physicians to prescribe medical cannabis to qualified patient.
What is Medical Cannabis?
People worldwide have been using cannabis for thousands of years for its therapeutic effects. The Cannabis sativa plant contains over 500 naturally occurring compounds, including 100 to 200 terpenes, at least two dozen flavonoids, and more than 140 plant-based cannabinoids. CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) make up most of these 140 cannabinoids and are primarily responsible for the plant’s medical benefit. The tiny growths on the stalk, stems, leaves, and flowers are cannabis’s “pharmacy” of natural chemicals. All the compounds work together to provide the most significant benefit.
How Does Cannabis Work?
The plant-based cannabinoids, specifically CBD and THC, are similar in structure to our bodies’ internal cannabinoids. Our internal cannabinoids function to maintain balance throughout the body through a complex, cell-signaling network called the endocannabinoid system. This system is responsible for many actions, such as minimizing the stress response, reducing inflammation, lessening pain, relaxing tense muscles, stimulating appetite, modifying the sleep cycle, producing relaxation, and elevating mood.
The endocannabinoid system plays a significant role in all major systems in the body, including the Central nervous system, Skeletal system, Cardiovascular system, Immune system, Gastrointestinal system, and Reproductive system.
The plant-based CBD and THC, as well as lesser-known cannabis - produced cannabinoids like CBC, CBN, THCA, etc., are similar in structure to your bodily cannabinoids. Therefore, they act on receptors throughout the body, causing similar responses as your endocannabinoid system.
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Do You Suffer from Any of the Following Conditions?
If so, contact us today for an evaluation to determine if medical cannabis is right for you.