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Q- Do you use Physician Assistants?
A- No, all evaluations are conducted by a qualified California medical licensed physician.

Q- How private will my medical records, and the things that I discuss with the
physician be?

A- We take privacy issues very seriously. All of the patient records are protected by doctor-patient confidentiality. We respect that our patients have chosen marijuana as an alternative medicine for their condition.

Q- Will I get any sort of cannabis card at the time of my visit?
A- YES, if the determination that cannabis may be right for you. You will be issued a medical marijuana photo verification card. (The unique holographic logo and the numerous security features prevent unauthorized duplication of this card. This card will conveniently fit in your wallet.)

Q- I've heard that vaporizing is supposed to really benefit patients, can you tell me how?
A- Cannabis vaporizers eliminate the harsh smoke that most people associate with the use of marijuana. A vaporizer turns THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, into a fine mist, or vapor. It doesn't actually burn the plant material. Our doctors highly recommend vaporizing as a much healthier alternative to smoking, especially for our patients with asthma.

Q- What types of conditions qualify a patient for the use of medical marijuana?
A- In California, Prop. 215, the Compassionate Use Act, lists a number of conditions specifically: Cancer, Anorexia, AIDS, Chronic pain, Spasticity, Glaucoma, Arthritis, Migraine "or any other illness for which marijuana provides relief." Marijuana has been reported to help with many medical condition. Keep in mind that approvals cannot be given for "getting high" or for "just feeling good".

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