In November of 2016 Floridians approved Amendment 2 with an astounding 71% of the vote.  So what does this mean?  Amendment 2 allows the use of medical marijuana for debilitating medical conditions.  There are 10 qualifying conditions listed in Amendment 2 and include:

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis


But wait…there’s more.  Cannabis recommendations are not limited to only these conditions listed above.  The law also states cannabis can be used to treat “other conditions of same kind or class.”

What does this mean?  This means that a qualified physician can approve the use of medical cannabis for other conditions in which he/she feels the benefits would outweigh the risks.  This allows the physician to determine if cannabis would be appropriate for a patient suffering from symptoms that are similar to those listed and is otherwise qualified.  This may include, but not limited to:

  • Chronic pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Seizures
  • Nerve pain
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Spasticity
  • Abdominal pain and constipation
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Inflammatory conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Not all conditions will qualify.  If you would like to find out more information or inquire about your particular condition, please call Compassionate Care Clinics of Pinellas at 727-440-7786.  We are here to answer your questions and provide you with all the information you need to determine if cannabis treatment is right for you.