Why You Should Choose Alternative Health of New Jersey

Taking the steps toward a healthier, pain free life can be stressful. At Alternative Health of New Jersey, we take the stress off of you, so you can focus on feeling your best. Our clinic is the only clinic that offers hassle-free registration and filing. We know taking the time to fill out tedious paperwork can take hours and can often be overwhelming. That’s why our office does it all for you! 

Here’s how our process works

  1. Contact us and schedule your appointment
  2. Complete pre-visit paperwork and send medical records to our office
  3. Meet with the doctor (in our office or virtually through telemedicine) to review your medical history and confirm diagnosis 
  4. Our office then sends your application and paperwork to the state.
  5. Once the state approves your application (between 2-4 weeks), you’ll receive an e-mail that your card is ready. You pay the $100 fee to the state and obtain your card.
  6. Go to the dispensary of your choice and start reaping the benefits of medicinal marijuana!

It’s as simple as that. Our patients do not need to spend countless hours filling out paperwork and stressing to make sure it’s done correctly. We’re the ones who make sure it’s done correctly and promptly! In New Jersey, your medical marijuana card is valid for 2 years and your prescription is valid for 1 year. 

What sets us apart from other medical marijuana clinics 

Most other clinics require their patients to stay on top of their prescriptions and state marijuana card. In addition, our competitors require your annual fee paid in one lump sum. At Alternative Health of New Jersey, we take the financial stress away and offer worry free monthly payments over 12 months. No more big annual payments! Also, never worry about your prescription or card expiring! We take care of keeping those records up to date to ensure you always have your medicine when you need it!

Ready to make an appointment?

We’re ready to join you on your mission to feel your best! Contact us today to schedule your appointment. We’re now serving the entire state with our telemedicine appointments! 

What is Medical Marijuana Used For?

At New Jersey Alternative Health, we get a lot of questions about the benefits of medical marijuana and are asked, “What is medical marijuana used for?” Medical marijuana has a lot of benefits and can be used to help treat symptoms associated with nausea caused by chemotherapy, to joint pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, epilepsy, migraines and more. More people are opting to use medical marijuana as a replacement to prescription medications simply because they want something from nature or even because some of the medications may cause undesirable side effects.

There are about 400 chemical compounds in cannabis, of which, more than 60 are special compounds known as cannabinoids. These bond with the system in our brain that interacts with naturally-produced cannabinoids. In every animal, these natural endogenous cannabinoids play multiple roles, affecting mood, appetite, memory, consciousness, pain response, blood pressure, and so much more! The cannabinoids from marijuana tap into that same system, which is why the plant has such a panoramic effect. Learning and comprehending these components and how they interact is astonishing.

In as little as three months into using medical marijuana, the majority of patients show significant improvement in tests of cognitive function.

At New Jersey Alternative Health, the conditions we see medical marijuana helping  include:

  • Chronic Pain related to musculoskeletal disorders
  • Chronic pain of visceral origin
  • Migraines
  • Anxiety
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Terminal cancer
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease
  • Terminal illness, if the physician has determined a prognosis of less than 12 months of life.
  • Opioid Use Disorder
  • Dysmenorrhea

 

The following conditions apply, if the patient is resistant to, or intolerant to, conventional therapy:

  • Seizure disorder, including epilepsy
  • Intractable skeletal muscular spasticity
  • Glaucoma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

 

The following conditions apply, if severe or chronic pain, severe nausea or vomiting, cachexia or wasting syndrome results from the condition or its treatment:

  • Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus
  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  • Cancer

 

If you think you may be a candidate for medical marijuana, please contact us here. 

For more information on how to obtain your medical marijuana card in New Jersey, visit us at www.newjerseyalternativehealth.com

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Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions

From nausea caused by chemotherapy, to joint pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis, medical cannabis helps sooth symptoms caused by these conditions. There are several things to consider when understanding medical marijuana qualifying conditions.

Each day, more and more people are looking for a more natural replacement for prescription medications that may cause undesirable side effects.

There are somewhere around 400 chemical compounds in cannabis, more than 60 of which are special compounds known as cannabinoids. These bond with the system in our brain that interacts with naturally-produced cannabinoids. In every animal, these natural endogenous cannabinoids play multiple roles, affecting mood, appetite, memory, consciousness, pain response, blood pressure, and so much more!

The cannabinoids from marijuana tap into that same system, which is why the plant has such a panoramic effect. Learning and comprehending these components and how they interact is astonishing.

In as early as three months into their treatment, the majority of patients show significant improvement in tests of cognitive function.

Approved debilitating medical conditions include:

  • Chronic Pain related to musculoskeletal disorders
  • Chronic pain of visceral origin
  • Migraines
  • Anxiety
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Terminal cancer
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease
  • Terminal illness, if the physician has determined a prognosis of less than 12 months of life.
  • Opioid Use Disorder
  • Dysmenorrhea

The following conditions apply, if the patient is resistant to, or intolerant to, conventional therapy:

The following conditions apply, if severe or chronic pain, severe nausea or vomiting, cachexia or wasting syndrome results from the condition or its treatment:

  • Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus
  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  • Cancer

New Jersey Alternative Health Can Help

More and more research continues to come out regarding the benefits of CBD and medical marijuana in Northern New Jersey. Our specialized team of doctors can help find the right products for you so you can regain a higher quality of life. As soon as you have your registry identification card, you will be able to seek the products right for you.

Contact us today to get started!

Benefits of Medical Marijuana

Just a few of the many health benefits of medical marijuana.

When marijuana is smoked, the lungs absorb the cannabinoids, the chemical compound produced by marijuana. The cannabinoids enter the bloodstream and make their way to the brain. Inhaled cannabinoids are absorbed quickly and diminish quickly, which means that the high from smoking marijuana does not last very long.

Topicals work because of the natural cannabinoid receptors people have in their skin. Lotions and balms will not usually get through the bloodstream but will stimulate receptors in the skin. This means that marijuana will give the same beneficial effects from the medicine without the euphoric effects of THC. Many people will consider this to be safer because it does not get a person high. This is false, topicals will usually not get through the bloodstream but that doesn’t mean they can’t. If there is a large enough THC content and the oils are able to break through the bloodstream it is possible for the person to get the same euphoric effects they would get from smoking it. Topicals are still to be used with safety and caution like any other marijuana product. Users should not operate any forms of vehicles or heavy machinery while on this medication because it can affect the person ability to drive or operate the machinery. If someone chooses to disregard these warnings, it can lead to injury, death, and/or fines and penalties.

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Indica vs. Sativa

If you aren’t familiar with the world of medical cannabis near Wayne, NJ, it can be overwhelming to navigate what products are right for you. At the very basic level, there are two different groups of cannabis strains: indica and sativa. The effects of each strain are perceived to be different, but these categories are not as definitive as they may seem.

Here is the perceived breakdown between the two different strains:
-Indica: physically sedating, which is ideal for relaxation
-Sativa: uplifting cerebral effects that are best paired with physical activity or social gatherings

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