Medical Marijuana Specialist

Boca General & Family Medicine

Primary Care Practice & Sports Medicine located in Boca Raton, FL

Chronic health conditions, such as chronic pain and gastrointestinal disorders, often require the use of prescription medications. If you’re looking for a more natural way to manage your health, you may be a candidate for medical marijuana. After much research, William Rowland, MD, at Boca General & Family Medicine in Boca Raton, Florida, has discovered the many benefits medical marijuana and cannabidiol (CBD) oil offer for the management of chronic health issues. To learn whether that’s an approach that may help you, call the office today or request an appointment online.

Medical Marijuana Q & A

What is medical marijuana?

Medical marijuana refers to the use of the marijuana plant or its chemicals to treat or manage health conditions. The marijuana plant contains various chemicals referred to as cannabinoids that help the body. The two chemicals most often used for medicinal purposes include:

  • Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
  • CBD


THC is the chemical in the plant that produces the “high” most people associate with marijuana. But these chemicals, including THC and CBD, are similar to some of the chemicals naturally found in your body that play a role in appetite, pain, movement, and memory.

Dr. Rowland has conducted extensive research on medical marijuana and sees its value as a holistic alternative to help you manage your chronic condition and reduce your reliance on prescription medication. He sees the alternative treatment as a medication that helps link your mental and physical health to bring about the positive changes you seek when dealing with a chronic health issue.


What is hemp CBD oil?

Many people shy away from using medical marijuana because of concerns about its legality or they don’t enjoy the high. Dr. Rowland understands these concerns and offers hemp CBD oil.

Hemp is cannabis, but unlike marijuana, doesn’t contain THC. It does contain high amounts of CBD.

Boca General & Family Medicine offers hemp CBD oil to patients and nonpatients as an option to help manage various health issues. Unlike medical marijuana, you don’t need a special marijuana card to get hemp CBD oil.


What conditions can medical marijuana help?

In the state of Florida, medical marijuana is only authorized as a treatment for specific health conditions. These conditions include:

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Chronic malignant pain


Dr. Rowland can assign you a medical marijuana card, but only if you have one of the qualifying conditions. He then monitors your health and your condition and provides refills as needed. Because he’s attached to your medical marijuana card and registration, you can’t see other physicians for refills. Boca General & Family Medicine isn’t a marijuana dispensary.

Dr. Rowland and his team at Boca General & Family Medicine see the value in medical marijuana to support both your mental and physical health. To learn more about the holistic treatment and how it may help you, call the office today or request an appointment online.

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