On November 8, 2016 the state of Florida legalized the medicinal use of marijuana. The passing of this law bridged a path for thousands of patients throughout the state to seek alternative methods of coping with their chronic and debilitating conditions through what is considered “compassionate care.” In order to be approved for the use of medical marijuana each patient must see a board-certified physician, such as Dr. Michael Lesser, that reviews their medical history, medications, supplements, and gains a better understanding of what each patient is experiencing based on their condition. There are a variety of medical marijuana pharmaceuticals that treat several conditions. Based on the medical expertise of Dr. Lesser and his exclusive training, he can use the information provided to prescribe the particular dosage and ratio of medical marijuana for each patient. The prescriptions are entered into the state medical marijuana registry, and once applications are reviewed by the state, patients can access their prescription. Ultimately, this can improve and relieve a multitude of disabling symptoms the patient is frequently experiencing. There are many individuals who are seeking to learn more about medical marijuana and determine if it is the right choice for themselves, or a loved one. As a wellness facility that supports compassionate care for patients, it is our mission at Essentials MediSpa and Salon to educate and empower our patients to our highest ability, so each person can make the best decision for themselves and their future.

What is Medical Marijuana?

Medical marijuana is a form of marijuana that uses the natural and intrinsic properties of the marijuana plant to treat certain conditions. Over the past 5-10 years several scientific studies have shown that medicinal marijuana improves many chronic conditions. Based on the data gathered, there are considerable amounts of natural medicinal properties in the marijuana plant, that include THC, terpenes, and cannabinoids. These properties interact in specific ways with functions of the body, through existing cellular receptors to create positive pharmacological effects.

What are the Misconceptions About Medical Marijuana?

Many medical marijuana patients fear that they may get “high” from using the pharmaceutical products purchased at the dispensary. They are concerned that medical marijuana may interfere with their daily routine and responsibilities. The wonderful thing about the medical marijuana is that patients can titrate their doses to meet their individual and specific needs. There are multiple methods of delivery, and the dispensary staff members are extremely helpful in assisting with particular strains to medicate various symptoms. That being said, patients can increase their intake or decrease their intake when necessary. Unlike taking opioids, they do not run the risks of overdose. 

To learn more about medical marijuana or to schedule a consultation, please call 321-722-2860

Who is Eligible for Medical Marijuana?

Individuals who are suffering from conditions, such as:

• Cancer

• Glaucoma

• Epilepsy

• HIV+



• Crohn’s disease

• Parkinson’s disease

• Multiple sclerosis

• Terminal illness

• Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

• Medical conditions of the same class or comparable to those listed

• Chronic non-malignant pain