Cannabis CBD


Cannabis has more than 100 cannabinoids.  However, there are 2 that are produced in great measure – both Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the chemical from the cannabis plant that causes the marijuana “high”. CBD has no psychotropic effects by itself. Patients experiencing anxiety, insomnia, spasticity, and report many benefits from using CBD.

There are multiple ways to get CBD into the body such as inhalation of the cannabis vapor or smoke.  It can also be supplied as a CBD oil. It is very effective in relieving chronic pain.

Chronic pain is the most common cause of long-term disability in the United States. Medical marijuana is an alternative to traditional pain-relieving medications, including opioids. Marijuana eases certain types of chronic pain, including pain resulting from nerve damage and inflammation.

AdvaCare Clinics provides certification for patients who are looking to use medical cannabis as treatment under the Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program. We perform evaluations, determine eligibility, and register the patient into the Minnesota Board of Medical Cannabis Registration System.  We then provide a signed Medical Cannabis Certificate and direct the patient to the nearest Medical Cannabis Dispensary.

Contact us for more information concerning Medical Cannabis.

Hoop Jumping for Medical Cannabis in Minnesota

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.