Dr. Michelle Weiner

Cannabis and marijuana are the same thing, a drug derived from a plant which includes hemp. Dr. Michelle Weiner, Interventional Pain Management Physician with Baptist Health South Florida, explains there are a lot of medicinal compounds in that plant and explains how and when she uses it with her patients. The stigma of marijuana has been growing with the psychoactive component THC in higher percentages. Dr. Michelle Weiner, Interventional Pain Management Physician with Baptist Health South Florida, explains other components of marijuana. CBD is an anti-inflammatory, which deals with any type of inflammation. CBD can be used instead of ibuprofen or meloxicam and it’s good for anxiety. Dr. Michelle Weiner, Interventional Pain Management Physician with Baptist Health South Florida, explains other uses and benefits for health. Tobacco has the first place in mortality rates for illegal and legal drugs, as well as alcohol. Dr. Michelle Weiner, Interventional Pain Management Physician with Baptist Health South Florida, says marijuana has not caused any fatalities, because receptors, that have to do with cannabis, are not located in the brain. Cannabis is a plant that has different cannabinoids and it produces THC and CBD. Hemp comes from the cannabis species, but it also has CBD molecule and is legal. Dr. Michelle Weiner, Interventional Pain Management Physician with Baptist Health South Florida, also explains THC is beneficial for conditions such as insomnia, pain, chemotherapy and musculoskeletal issues, among others.

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