Medical Marijuana Specialist

Maiden Lane Medical

Multi-Specialty Group Practice located in New York, NY

Medical marijuana is becoming a popular alternative to narcotic prescription drugs when it comes to pain relief. Whether you have a PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) or chronic pain causing substantial limitation of function, the unique healing and pain relief properties of medical cannabis can help relieve your symptoms without causing unwanted psychotropic effects. To learn more, schedule a consultation with our pain management physician at Maiden Lane Medical in Midtown, New York. With a holistic and natural approach to pain relief, our providers can address your symptoms with the right dosage and strain of this naturally occurring plant. Call or book an appointment online to schedule a consultation with either Dr. Harris or Dr. Zocca

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Many patients are interested in medical marijuana as an alternative pain medication for various conditions. New York State has a certificate program for eligible residents that allows them to enroll and purchase medical-grade cannabis products under the supervision of a physician, such as Dr. Jennifer Zocca (anesthesia/pain management) or Dr. Dena Harris (gynecology/pelvic pain) at Maiden Lane Medical.

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There are several qualifying conditions for the program; chronic pain and cancer are two commonly treated ones. The first step to determine if medical marijuana is a good fit is to meet with one of these physicians for a full consultation. After discussing symptoms and goals of therapy, one of our doctors will initiate the paperwork and issue a certificate documenting the qualifying condition and other recommendations. Guidance is provided about local dispensaries, which are specialized pharmacies that make and distribute medical-grade cannabis, as well as specific products to trial. Our physicians serve as an ongoing resource throughout the process to make sure that patients have the highest likelihood of being successful in finding beneficial products. If you or one of your loved ones has an interest in medical marijuana, schedule your consultation today to discuss your options.

What is medical marijuana?

Medical marijuana is a term that describes the use of the marijuana plant, or its extracts, to treat symptoms of illness or pain. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not recognize marijuana as a medicine, it has become legal in many states, and in others, it’s available through the prescription of a doctor.

Will medical marijuana make me high?

There are many different strains of the marijuana plant, which produce different effects on the body. With medical marijuana, it’s easy for your physician to choose a strain, a dosage, and a delivery method that will help relieve your symptoms without causing unwanted side effects, like lethargy or a feeling of being “high.”

Is medical marijuana safe?

Medical marijuana is very safe, as it is nearly impossible to overdose on this type of supplement to the point of danger. When compared with other methods of pain relief, like prescription drugs, medical marijuana does not pose similar risks of side effects.

However, like any other drug or supplement, it’s important to discuss your concerns, your health history, and your symptoms before taking medical marijuana.

Our provider can suggest a dosage and treatment plan that is both safe and effective for your needs.

What conditions can medical marijuana treat?

The healing properties of medical marijuana lie mostly in cannabinoids, which are chemicals in the plant that help with pain relief, inflammation, mood stability, blood sugar, and more. There’s a wide range of conditions that medical marijuana can address, including:

  • Pain: from injury, illness, or specific health conditions
  • Mood disorders: anxiety, depression, PTSD
  • Chronic conditions: like fibromyalgia, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, or osteoporosis

Medical marijuana can also address more acute problems, like headaches, menstrual cramps, nausea, or motion sickness.

What are the benefits of medical marijuana?

There’s a long list of reported benefits of medical marijuana. It’s safer, more affordable, and more tolerable than prescription drugs. It relieves pain without unwanted side effects, and there is little risk for physical dependency.

As a natural substance with pain-relieving properties, medical marijuana is a good option for individuals who have not had success with other methods.

To learn more about how medical marijuana can help you, contact Maiden Lane Medical today by calling or booking an appointment online.

Medically Reviewed By

Jennifer Zocca, MD
Medical Director and Pain Management Physician

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Dena Harris, MD

Board Certified Gynecologist

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Jennifer Zocca, MD

Dual Board Certified Pain Medicine Physician & Anesthesiologist, Medical Director