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 Dr. David Jayne can allow you to explore using cannabis for your condition.

Why are patients throughout Oklahoma City, OK, seeking recommendations from Dr. Jayne?

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A Natural Solution with Many Advantages

Safer Treatment

Evidence 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 Alternative

A 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 Applications

Oklahoma 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 Is Right for Me?

Once you receive your medical marijuana license, you will visit a dispensary to select your strain of medical marijuana. Dr. Jayne can explain the characteristics, effects, and advantages of each strain to help you choose a medical marijuana treatment type that gives you the desired effects. Because there are many different ways to use marijuana, Dr. Jayne can also help you choose an intake method that works for you.

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 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.

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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:

(405) 348-8850

​Dr. David Jayne​

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.

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Are There Side-Effects or Risks?

Patients throughout Oklahoma can benefit from this therapy, but it is important to understand that there are side-effects and risks that require caution and responsibility on your part. You can also expect non-serious side-effects when medicating:

Inebriation

While 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 Effects

Too 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 Eyes

Many 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 Mouth

Patients 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

Medical marijuana can be used in five primary ways:

Smoking

The 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.

Vaporizing

This 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.

Edibles

Cannabis 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.

Tinctures

Tinctures 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 Products

THC 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.

A Family Physician Treating the Mind and Body Dr. David Jayne

Dr. David Jayne uses modalities including medical acupuncture, hypnotherapy, hormone replacement therapy, and traditional Western medicine to treat both the mind and body.

Dr. Jayne:

  • Is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
  • Is a board-certified family physician
  • Has been practicing in Edmond for over 20 years

To book a consultation, please send us a message online or call us at (405) 348-8850.

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