Pediatric Medical Cannabis

Coastal Wellness Centers -  - Medical Cannabis Physician

Coastal Wellness Centers

Medical Cannabis Physicians located in Ormond Beach, FL & Orange City, FL

Medical cannabis can help children with a wide variety of health conditions ranging from cancer to epilepsy.Coastal Wellness Centers in Ormond Beach and DeLand, Florida, is one of the only medical cannabis providers that serves children. Joseph Rosado, MD, Kathryne Gunn, DO, and Alyn L. Benezette, DO, can provide pediatric medical cannabis recommendations and help you register your child as a licensed medical cannabis patient. Call Coastal Wellness Centers or make an appointment online today.

Pediatric Medical Cannabis

 

What pediatric conditions are treated with medical cannabis?

The team at Coastal Wellness Centers can prescribe medical cannabis for children who have health conditions, including:

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Movement disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • ALS
  • Glaucoma

In Florida, the team at Coastal Wellness Centers can also recommend medical cannabis as a treatment for other conditions, depending on the symptoms and effect on your child’s life on a case-by-case basis. 

Clinical studies show that medical cannabis has been effective in relieving the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation in children. It also is proving to be an alternative treatment for seizures in children with autism.

 

Is medical cannabis safe for children?

Under proper supervision from a licensed medical professional, medical cannabis is a safe and effective treatment for most children. The team at Coastal Wellness Centers typically recommends strains of medical cannabis that are high in cannabidiol (CBD) but low in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD doesn’t have the psychoactive effects and doesn’t produce a “high” feeling. 

 

How do I get a medical marijuana card for my child?

Your first step in getting a medical marijuana card is to schedule an assessment at Coastal Wellness Centers — one of the only practices in Florida to serve children. If medical cannabis is appropriate for your child, your provider adds their details to the Florida Department of Health’s Compassionate Use database. They can also help you navigate the website to complete the registration process. 

It usually takes 10-20 business days to receive a confirmation email from the state. When you get the email, you have a second appointment at Coastal Wellness Centers to learn about the recommended strains, dose, and administration method for your child. At this point, you can go to a dispensary to buy your child’s medication. 

 

How can children take medical cannabis?

In most cases, the team at Coastal Wellness Centers recommends non-smoking methods of taking medical cannabis. Currently, the state of Florida has approved oils, vape cartridges, tinctures, topical creams and ointments, oral syringes, capsules, and concentrate. The flower is available to consume via smoking, but this isn’t appropriate for children.

Call Coastal Wellness Centers or make an appointment online today to find out if medical cannabis can help your child cope with health issues such as epilepsy, cancer, or movement disorders.