Information for Patients

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A New Alternative for your Health

Senate Bill 1030, known as "The Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014," mandated the first steps in providing countless Floridians access to cannabis-based therapies.  Created within the Florida Department of Health, the Office of Compassionate Use (OCU) has been charged with the implementation and regulation of this framework. 

Florida has distinguished two types of access to cannabis-based therapies, dependent on qualifying conditions:

Low-THC Cannabis

Patients suffering from cancer or a physical medical condition that chronically produces symptoms of seizures or severe and persistent muscle spasms are eligible to receive non-euphoric, low-THC cannabis.

Medical Cannabis

Patients with a terminal condition are eligible to receive medical cannabis, which contains the psychoactive ingredient THC, as well as those with an expanded list of illnesses passed under Amendment 2 in November 2016. 

Florida law defines a terminal condition as a progressive disease or medical or surgical condition that causes significant functional impairment, is not considered by a treating physician to be reversible even with the administration of available treatment options currently approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration, and, without the administration of life-sustaining procedures, will result in death within one year after diagnosis if the condition runs its normal course.

The passage of Amendment 2 now allows patients with the following debilitating medical conditions to be treated with Medical Cannabis as of January 3, 2017:

· Glaucoma
· Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus
(HIV)
· Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
· Post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD)
· Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
· Crohn’s disease
· Parkinson’s disease
· Multiple sclerosis
· Other debilitating medical conditions of the same
kind or class as or comparable to those enumerated,
and for which a physician believes that the medical
use of cannabis would likely outweigh the potential
health risks for a patient.


Low-THC Cannabis

Florida residents now have access to low-THC cannabis for treatment of the following medical conditions:

When alternative treatment options for a patient are not satisfactory, a physician may order low-THC medical cannabis to treat or alleviate symptoms of cancer or a physical medical condition that chronically produces symptoms of seizures or severe and persistent muscle spasms.

Low-THC medical cannabis maximizes the effects of CBD without the psychoactive effect or “high” that comes with a higher percentage of THC. In Florida, the stipulated percentages are more than 10% CBD and less than 0.8% THC.

Right to Try and Amendment 2

In June 2015, Florida passed the Right to Try Act, allowing terminal patients (ie, those with less than twelve months to live) the ability to access experimental medications that were previously unavailable including Medical Cannabis.   This expansion will allow many patients with terminal disease an additional therapy that may help with chronic pain, sleep improvement, appetite stimulation, anxiety relief, and a host of other symptoms.

Cannabis & End-of-Life Care

In November 2016, Floridians passed Amendment 2, which greatly expanded the illnesses that are able to be treated with Medical Cannabis.  

The following debilitating medical conditions under Amendment 2 became effective on January 3, 2017:

· Glaucoma
· Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus
(HIV)
· Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
· Post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD)
· Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
· Crohn’s disease
· Parkinson’s disease
· Multiple sclerosis
· Other debilitating medical conditions of the same
kind or class as or comparable to those enumerated,
and for which a physician believes that the medical
use of cannabis would likely outweigh the potential
health risks for a patient.

Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or discontinuing an existing treatment. Talk with your doctor or healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding medical cannabis, its therapeutic use, and whether it is right for you. CHT Medical offers information and resources as a service to patients, and this information should not be used as a substitute for the care and knowledge that your doctor can provide.

What We Have To Offer

CHT Medical is committed to providing the most trusted and reliable medical cannabis products that are safe and effective for medical use. We focus on innovative delivery technologies to provide effective and reliable dosage forms that fit patients needs.

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