The health benefits of medical marijuana include relief from pain and muscle spasm, neuropathy, and nausea associated with chemotherapy. Benefits are seen in immune function, neuroplasticity, emotional and mood regulation, vascular health, and digestive function.
Dr. Heidi Puc is licensed to prescribe medical marijuana to patients who are residents of New York state and have at least one qualifying NY diagnosis. A qualifying diagnosis in NY must fall under one of the following medical conditions: cancer, HIV positive or AIDS, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, spinal cord nervous tissue damage, Epilepsy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (including Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s disease), Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, Neuropathies, Huntington’s disease, chronic pain, PTSD, and (as of June 2018) opioid use or any condition for which an opioid could be prescribed.
To schedule a visit for medical marijuana certification, please visit www.imofcny.com or call 315-741-5774.
For more information, please visit the "General Questions" section followed by the "Obtaining Medical Marijuana" tab on the NYS Department of Health website - https://www.health.ny.gov/regul.../medical_marijuana/faq.htm