When someone is suffering chronic pain it affects every aspect of their life. Medical cannabis could significantly improve the quality of life and provide pain relief. It is a far safer treatment option than many that are used today. According to a recent study by researchers at the University of Georgia, states that have approved medical cannabis laws saw a dramatic reduction in opioid use. (Ashley C. Bradford, W. David Bradford, Amanda Abraham, Grace Bagwell Adams. Association Between US State Medical Cannabis Laws and Opioid Prescribing in the Medicare Part D Population. JAMA Internal Medicine, 2018; DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.0266).
However, frankly put, Minnesota has one of the most restrictive medical marijuana programs in the United States. There are several hoops to jump through before you can purchase it. Certify. Register. Receive. In the hoop jumping process, we are the first hoop – the certification program.
AdvaCare Clinics offers certification for those in pain, who qualify to use medical cannabis under the Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program. We provide these services at both our Bloomington location and our Medical Cannabis Satellite Clinics, which will service Detroit Lakes, East Grand Forks, Bemidji, Brainerd, Park Rapids and Alexandria. To find out more, view our Medical Cannabis page.