Darryl B. George, DO
Medical Marijuana Doctor, General Practitioner, & Pain Management located in Roseburg, OR & Beaverton, OR
In 1996, California was the first state to approve marijuana for medical use, and Oregon followed shortly afterward in 1998. Today it’s legal in 33 states and continues to grow in popularity due to its success in treating chronic health pain and mental health conditions. Leading general practitioner Dr. Darryl George in Roseburg and Beaverton, Oregon, is renowned for his knowledge of the benefits of medical marijuana, and often serves on medical advisory boards. See how medical marijuana can treat your chronic health condition. Call to make an appointment with him today.
Medical Marijuana Q & A
Is medical marijuana legal in the United States?
Medical marijuana laws are complicated.
CBD is a form of marijuana derived from the hemp plant. It contains less than 0.3% THC — the chemical that makes people “high.” According to federal law, CBD is legal for consumption, which is why it’s the most common form of medical marijuana across the United States.
Where medical marijuana gets confusing is the juxtaposition between federal and state law regarding THC for medical use. In Oregon, state law has legalized THC for medical — and recreational — use. Yet, according to federal law, both practices are illegal. Because of this, it’s still possible to be arrested and charged with possession of THC medical marijuana.
Dr. George is an expert in medical marijuana dispensation and served on the Advisory Committee on Medical Marijuana for the State of Oregon from 2006 to 2009. If you have any questions regarding its medical use in Oregon, set up a consultation. He’s an expert and wants to help you understand these laws.
What is medical marijuana?
Medical marijuana is a derivative of the cannabis Sativa plant. Dr. George prescribes it to help relieve serious and chronic symptoms and conditions. The active chemicals in medical marijuana are cannabinoids. They’re similar to chemicals the body makes that support appetite, memory, movement, and pain management.
Recently, medical marijuana has become popular in health care to treat the following:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Crohn’s disease
- Epilepsy and seizures
- Multiple sclerosis and muscle spasms
- Severe and chronic pain
- Severe nausea
Dr. George helped draft the rules for medical marijuana dispensaries in the city of Roseburg. He’s happy to answer any questions you have on the benefits of medical marijuana and how it may help your condition.
How do you get a medical marijuana card?
Dr. George takes his responsibilities seriously when issuing medical marijuana cards. When you make an appointment with him, he runs through a rigorous process to make sure it’s the correct treatment for you. He will:
- Review your medical records
- Perform a physical examination
- Give advice relevant to your whole medical condition
- Schedule a six-month follow-up exam
Dr. George is one of the most knowledgeable providers in Oregon on the laws and benefits of medical marijuana. He ensures you take it safely and to the utmost advantage for your condition. Make an appointment today to discuss your options and learn more about how it can help treat your health concerns.