Medical Marijuana Evaluations
Do you suffer from issues such as chronic pain, but want to manage your condition without pharmaceuticals?
A medical marijuana evaluation by Doctor David Jayne can allow you to explore using cannabis for your condition.
Why are patients throughout Oklahoma City, OK, seeking recommendations from Dr. Jayne?
A Natural Solution with Many Advantages
Safer TreatmentEvidence suggests that medical marijuana is a safer way to manage pain than using pharmaceuticals. For example, a study found that deaths resulting from an overdose of pain killers fell 25 percent in states that allow medical cannabis.
More Attractive AlternativeA recent collaborative study conducted by Kent State University and other institutions found that among nearly 3,000 patients, 93 percent preferred cannabis to opioids for pain management.
Versatile ApplicationsOklahoma is unique among medical marijuana programs across the country in that the state allows a physician to give any patient a recommendation if they think medical marijuana will benefit them. There is no state-curated list of conditions a patient must have in order to qualify.
Which Health Concerns Can Medical Marijuana Address?
This solution can be used to achieve relief from symptoms of a range of health conditions. Patients in Oklahoma who use medical marijuana are often suffering from:
Which Type of Medical Marijuana Is Right for Me?
How Do I Become Approved for Medical Marijuana Use in Oklahoma?
Oklahoma legalized this option with the passing of SQ 788 in 2018. Under this law, you must be 18 years old (minors must have a caregiver who is registered with the state to purchase marijuana products from a dispensary for the patient) and have:
- Proof of Oklahoma residency
- Proof of identification
- A full-face color digital photo
- A physician recommendation form signed by a licensed physician/doctor such as Dr. Jayne
Once you have received your recommendation, you must submit it along with all other required documents to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) online within 30 days. There is a $100 application fee, or a reduced fee of $20 fee if you are enrolled in Medicaid (SoonerCare) or Medicare. The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority usually sends approval letters and MMJ cards to the applicant within 14 days.
An Exceptional Doctor
"I have seen this exceptional Doctor for several years! I believe him to be one of the most incredibly brilliant doctors in the Edmond area." Lisa B.
How Should I Prepare for My Evaluation?
Be Ready to Discuss Your Medical History...
Be prepared to discuss your history of health issues and any medications you have taken or are currently taking. Dr. Jayne is a physician committed to providing treatment to patients throughout greater Oklahoma City that benefits both the body and the mind, and will only recommend solutions he believes are an appropriate fit for your needs.
as Well as Your Needs and Goals
Make sure that you arrive at our clinic ready to discuss the issues you are suffering from and the specific kinds of improvements you would like to experience. This information can be invaluable in helping Dr. Jayne determine if medical marijuana is the right way to help you achieve your goals.
Book a Consultation at Our Clinic
If you are interested in exploring the use of cannabis as a means of addressing your health issues, Dr. Jayne can provide an evaluation. He believes this alternative therapy can immensely improve the right patients' quality of life.
To book a consultation at our Edmond clinic serving greater Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, please request an appointment online or call:
What Is Cannabis and How Does It Work?
Marijuana produces compounds called cannabinoids that are responsible for its physical and psychoactive effects. The two most prominent cannabinoids are THC (psychoactive) and CBD (non-psychoactive). CBD can make the psychoactive effects of THC less intense, helping to balance the effects of the drug.
CBD and THC are chemically similar to endocannabinoids (neurotransmitters produced naturally in the human body), allowing them to interact with your cannabinoid receptors. Neurotransmitters relay messages between cells, playing important roles in immune function, stress, pain, sleep, and more. THC can address inflammation, for example, by activating receptors on immune cells and reducing the body's pain response.
Are There Side-Effects or Risks?
InebriationWhile under the influence of medical marijuana–especially products with a high level of THC–your coordination and judgment are compromised. It is illegal and unsafe to drive while under the influence of medical marijuana. If you need to go somewhere while you are medicated, arrange to have a friend or loved one drive you, or call a taxi or rideshare service.
Overwhelming Psychoactive EffectsToo much THC can cause some patients to experience intense feelings of paranoia and anxiety. It is recommended that patients start with very low doses and slowly work up to an amount that provides the desired effects. If you happen to begin experiencing this side effect, it is recommended that you take measures to relax (such as reading or listening to music) in an environment where you feel safe, such as your bedroom.
Red EyesMany patients experience red eyes when medicating, especially when using cannabis with a high level of THC. However, this does not affect the quality of your vision or your comfort.
Dry MouthPatients can also experience dry mouth when medicating. Drinking water, herbal teas, and other caffeine-free beverages is the best way to manage this side effect.
Consuming Medical Marijuana
SmokingThe most common means of using cannabis is smoking the cured flower, either by rolling it into a cigarette, purchasing a pre-rolled marijuana cigarette, or using a pipe. The advantage of this method is that the onset of the effects begins within seconds.
VaporizingThis method is similar to smoking, but instead of burning the cured flower or cannabis concentrate, a special device is used to apply fast and intense heat that results in vaporization. The mist is then inhaled like smoke. As with smoking, the onset of the effects is fast.
EdiblesCannabis can be used to make various confections, candies, mints, chewing gum, and other foods that are eaten in order to experience the medicinal effects. Unlike smoking or vaporizing, edibles have a delayed onset of effects that could occur an hour or longer after ingestion. Time-release capsules are also available to provide steady, yet moderate effects.
TincturesTinctures are taken orally. They usually consist of an oil (such as coconut oil) infused with THC, CBD, or both. Using a dropper, the patient places one or more drops under the tongue, where the medicine is absorbed. As with edibles, this method has a delayed onset of effects.
Topical ProductsTHC and CBD can be used as ingredients in topical creams, lotions, bath salts, and more. These methods do not have psychoactive effects; instead, they are recommended for treating localized pain or inflammation. There are also transdermal patches available (similar to nicotine patches) that provide these benefits as well as mild, gradual psychoactive effects.
Where Do I Purchase Cannabis?
Cannabis can be purchased from a dispensary near you. Since medical marijuana became legal in Oklahoma City and throughout Oklahoma, many dispensaries have opened in the state. Once you have found a dispensary you wish to visit, bring along your state-issued medical marijuana card and your photo identification to gain admittance and purchase cannabis products.
Competence and Care
"Dr. David is an excellent Doctor. I've been seeing him for a couple of years, and has demonstrated his competence and care repeatedly with me. I recommend Dr. Jayne to anyone looking for a doctor. He always has the correct answer!" Angel S.