Learn more about medical marijuana, why it's safe and effective and how you can get started today!

Medical marijuana refers to the recommended use of the marijuana plant by a medical marijuana doctor (in the form of oils, capsules, vaporizer cartridges, etc.) for treating certain debilitating conditions and symptoms. Medical cannabis has been recognized in the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania as an effective, natural alternative to traditional symptom management regimens, which often produce a number of troublesome and unwanted side-effects for patients who already face the challenge of struggling with the difficulties of their condition and is available at medical cannabis clinics.

Elite Alternative Medicine specializes in providing support to patients whose conditions and treatment needs require a different and innovative approach to symptom management, pain control, and overall quality-of-life improvement. Our goal is to help you gain access to products that can improve your quality of life.

Is Medical Marijuana Safe?

Elite Alternative Medicine’s medical cannabis physicians always review patients on a case-by-case basis, recommending medical marijuana treatment with the same considerations and precautions in mind as with any other medication. The Health Department and multiple law enforcement agencies oversee medical marijuana dispensaries in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania, ensuring that our patients receive safe, state-approved medical cannabis. Medical marijuana is tested regularly for potency levels, mycotoxins, and pesticides at the licensed growing facilities.

It’s important to note that no confirmed acute lethal overdoses of marijuana are known to have occurred; as opposed to aspirin and acetaminophen, two over-the-counter pain relievers which have produced a number of confirmed acute lethal overdoses. Additionally, medical marijuana does not produce the negative, long term side effects of opioids or other pharmaceutical drugs, such as permanent organ damage and immunosuppression.

Side-effects of medical marijuana exist, just as with any other medication. It is always up to your physician to determine whether the possible side effects outweigh the benefits of medical cannabis.

Benefits of Medical Marijuana

The effects of medical cannabis vary depending on the levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) in the marijuana, and your cannabis clinics will determine what specific levels of THC and CBD are necessary in order to properly treat your condition.

Relieve Pain

Reduce Nausea

Calm Muscle Spasms

Aid Relaxation

Ease Depression

Decrease Inflammation

Lower Anxiety

Serve as a Neuroprotectant


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