Medical Cannabis

Autism Specialist, ADD Testing & Integrative Psychiatry located in Rochester, NY
Medical Cannabis

Medical Cannabis services offered in Rochester and Brooklyn, NY and Albuquerque, NM

If you’re interested in using medical cannabis as part of your treatment for pain conditions, eating disorders, anxiety, PTSD, Autism, ADHD, or other psychiatric conditions, the providers at Radical Healing can determine if you’re a candidate. Jess Kurzdorfer, PMHNP-BC, and the medical specialists provide mental health evaluations to qualify you for the New York State medical cannabis program. They also offer certification renewals annually for individuals wanting to continue therapy with medical cannabis. Text the office to schedule a medical cannabis consultation or book an appointment online today.

Medical Cannabis Q & A

What is medical cannabis?

Medical cannabis originates from the Cannabis sativa plant. The plant contains active compounds like cannabidiol (CBD) and delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), among many others! THC is known as the psychoactive compound, while CBD and other compounds have additional benefits such as anxiety reduction, pain relief, sleep improvement, and focus and creativity benefits.

Under the guidance of a medical professional, medical cannabis can be part of your treatment plan for a wide range of medical conditions, including psychiatric conditions like:

  • Pain Conditions
  • Anxiety
  • Eating Disorders 
  • Autism
  • Insomnia
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • ADHD

Medical cannabis works by regulating your central nervous system. This treatment can improve appetite, memory, metabolism, and sleep quality while relieving persistent symptoms of pain, anxiety, insomnia, PTSD, and other mental health symptoms.

You may also be a candidate for medical cannabis in treating opioid use disorder.

What are the medical cannabis services available?

Radical Healing offers medical cannabis certification services that meet the program requirements of New York’s Office of Cannabis Management.

The providers can also recertify you annually if you wish to continue using medical cannabis to manage a mental health disorder.

In addition to completing an intake evaluation to determine if medical cannabis is right for you, the Radical Healing providers also require a signed medical cannabis client agreement for your initial registration and each renewal.

What can I expect from medical cannabis therapy?

After you receive your medical cannabis certification from Radical Healing, you must register online at the Office of Cannabis Management to obtain your registry identification card. You can print and use a temporary ID immediately until your official card arrives in the mail.

You purchase medical cannabis at a state-approved dispensary with your registry ID card. Medical cannabis comes in various forms, including:

  • Oils
  • Pills
  • Liquids
  • Powders
  • Dried leaves

The symptom-relieving benefits of medical cannabis vary from person to person and depend on the delivery method. Typically, vaporized liquids provide the fastest results for many individuals.

The Radical Healing providers can help you determine the best method and dosage for your treatment needs. They continue to monitor your progress throughout your treatment and can refer you to a professional therapist for additional guidance and support.

Call Radical Healing to schedule a medical cannabis consultation, or book an appointment online today.