Medical Marijuana Certification
Medical marijuana can provide lasting relief for chronic mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression related to PTSD and chronic pain and other medical health conditions (see full list here of *qualifying conditions ). Dr. Raju Fatehchand at Ohio psychiatric Services, Recovery Solutions, along with the team are now available to offer this service to our patients. Dr. Raj Fatehchand is a board-certified physician in internal medicine, and certified in addiction medicine, medical marijuana and geriatric medicine (hospice and palliative care) who brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our practice with his services.
Here is the current list of the qualifying conditions:
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Chronic Pain
- Crohn’s Disease
- Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
- Epilepsy (seizures)
- HIV / AIDS
- Hepatitis C
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Tourette Syndrome
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Ulcerative Colitis
You can now get approved for an Ohio Medical Marijuana Card from Home!
Dr. Raju Fatehchand and his team now offer telemedicine appointments. This means that you can now have medical marijuana evaluation from the safety and comfort of your home and experience this easy approval process. During this uncertain time, the health and wellness of our patients and employees is particularly important to us. We are excited that we are now able to provide medical marijuana patients in Ohio with this convenient service
Please mail or fax your medical records to our office prior to TeleMed appointment.
For in office appointments, please bring them with you when you come for the appointment.
What is medical marijuana?
A marijuana plant contains hundreds of chemicals called cannabinoids, including delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). These chemicals can provide a calming and relaxing effect that offers a variety of therapeutic benefits, particularly pain relief. For many patients struggling with mental health disorders, medical marijuana is a safe alternative to pain medication.
Which conditions can medical marijuana help?
Physicians like the team at Ohio Psychiatric Services use medical marijuana to help relieve the symptoms of several different conditions, such as:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Chronic pain
- Eating disorders, such as anorexia
- Appetite loss
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Crohn’s disease
Those suffering from chronic conditions who have not responded well to conventional medications may find lasting relief with medical marijuana, especially if you regularly experience side effects such as nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, etc. from traditional medication.
What are the benefits of medical marijuana?
Cannabinoids have similar effects in the body to the chemicals that help control memory, appetite, pain, and movement. They have several advantages over medication and can even supplement certain medications. Experts believe they help to:
- Relieve pain
- Reduce anxiety
- Alleviate nausea
- Relax tight muscles
- Stimulate appetite
- Reduce inflammation
If Dr. Raj Fatehchand determines that you might experience therapeutic benefits from medical marijuana, he can give you a recommendation certification for treatment that is recognized by the Ohio Medical Marijuana Program.
How do I get medical marijuana?
Ohio requires that you visit a certified physician to receive a recommendation for medical marijuana. After Dr. Fatehchand gives you his recommendation, Ohio Psychiatric Services can help you complete your application submission. This helps make the entire process a stress-free experience from start to finish.
When you visit Ohio Psychiatric Services for your medical marijuana recommendation, please bring a copy of your medical record from your primary care provider or a specialist. Once the Ohio Psychiatric Services team performs a full evaluation, they will have all the information they need to make a recommendation.