As of the lockdown, medical marijuana delivery and contact-free pick up services have seen a huge rise in popularity. The state of Florida saw a 40% increase in medical marijuana sales with delivery focused dispensaries such as One Plant potentially reaching even higher numbers. With the looming uncertainty of things returning to normal, many patients have stocked up on products as this also limits exposure by reducing the number of visits to the dispensaries. Most dispensaries have had delivery services for some time now, and that option was mostly used by those either too far from the dispensary or those who are homebound. But this sentiment has shifted, and the majority are resorting to safer, contact-free options such as this and taking advantage of telemedicine to recertify over the phone.
Unfortunately, while convenient, it does leave patients limited as they cannot go and drive to the storefront and mostly have to abide to the delivery window. To address this, dispensaries such as Grow Healthy have shown a game changing service with delivery times as short as a couple hours; now making it as quick and simple as ordering a pizza. As new standards are set through the upcoming months, time will tell whether or not the delivery sector will continue to see the same amount of growth within the industry as we enter uncharted territory.
Why is Medical Marijuana so Effective and in Demand?
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the mammalian brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems, consisting of neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors. The endocannabinoid system can be found in nearly any mammal with a vertebrae. The endocannabinoid system is involved in regulating many key bodily processes, including blood pressure, immunity, stress, inflammation, neurotoxicity, and digestive functions. The endocannabinoid system within the human body is a network of cell receptors that respond to key molecules found in marijuana – THC and CBD in particular. CB1 receptors are most densely concentrated in parts of the brain and central nervous system, and less densely found throughout the rest of the body. CB2 receptors, on the other hand, are less densely located in the brain regions, and more concentrated in the peripheral nervous system and organs. The mapping of these receptors fits well with the diverse range of symptoms and conditions that are found to respond positively to medical marijuana.
In addition to regulating neuronal excitability and inflammation in pain circuits, the endocannabinoid system has been shown to play a regulatory role in movement, appetite, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis modulation, immunomodulation, mood, blood pressure, bone density, tumor surveillance, neuroprotection and reproduction. The endocannabinoid system has also been shown to affect sensory perception, cardiac output, cerebral blood flow and intraocular pressure.
How to Become a Patient
You must first be Certified by a Licensed and Certified Marijuana Doctor who will provide a patient number for you to order your Medical Marijuana Card from the State of Florida Department of Health Office of Medical Marijuana Use.
Patients with a qualifying medical condition can become a Florida Medical Marijuana Patient in two easy steps:
1. Fill out the form above, or call us at (844) 420-7277 or call one of our Local Offices: Certified Medical Marijuana Doctors Offices
2. Once you are certified by one of the Medical Marijuana Doctors you will receive an email link to order your medical marijuana card from the State of Florida.
Florida’s Qualifying Conditions
• Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
• Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
• Crohn’s disease
• Parkinson’s disease
• Multiple sclerosis (MS)
• Chronic nonmalignant pain caused by a qualifying medical condition or that originates from a qualifying medical condition and persists beyond the usual course of that qualifying medical condition
• Patients can be considered for alternative disorders
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Leesburg – 352-306-0133
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