Medical Marijuana

Volusia Medical Center

Family Medicine Clinic & Preventative Medicine Specialists located in New Smyrna Beach, FL & Daytona Beach, FL

Recognizing the benefits of medical marijuana, the state of Florida allows its use to help patients cope with serious, and debilitating, diseases like cancer and Parkinson’s disease. At Volusia Medical Center, the team offers medical marijuana through their Comfort Care Clinic under the guidance of John Yee, MD. If you’d like to explore your options in medical marijuana, call one of the three offices in Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, or Deland, Florida, or use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.

Medical Marijuana

What conditions are treated with medical marijuana?

The state of Florida has approved the use of medical marijuana for the following qualifying conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neuropathy
  • Chronic arthritis
  • HIV/AIDs
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Epilepsy
  • Seizures
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Glaucoma
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Attention-deficit and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders (ADD and ADHD)

Florida law also allows licensed medical marijuana doctors like Dr. Luong to determine whether any additional unlisted conditions qualify you for a medical marijuana recommendation.

How do I get started on medical marijuana treatments?

If you feel you may qualify for medical marijuana, your first step is to give Volusia Medical Center a call for a screening interview. If they determine that you may be eligible, you make an appointment with the team so they can thoroughly review your medical history and your current status.

If your provider feels that medical marijuana may be beneficial to you, you’ll be registered in the Compassionate Care Database, and you receive your medical marijuana recommendation.

You do need to be reevaluated by Volusia Medical Center every 30 weeks to maintain your registration.

Where do I obtain medical marijuana?

To obtain your marijuana, you need to visit one of Florida’s licensed dispensaries. Medical marijuana can also be delivered to your home if you’re unable to go to the dispensary.

How do I know how much medical marijuana I need?

When your doctor evaluates your medical needs, the team comes up with a dosage that’s appropriate for your unique situation. Rest assured, Volusia Medical Center available to make any necessary tweaks along the way so that you get the most out of the treatment.

In what forms does medical marijuana come in?

Medical marijuana is available in the following forms:

  • Vaping
  • Oils
  • Edibles
  • Smoking
  • Capsules
  • Lotions

The delivery method you choose is up to you and your preferences, and you can try different forms until you find one that suits you best.

If you’d like to explore adding medical marijuana to your treatment regimen to improve your quality of life, call the Comfort Care Clinic at Volusia Medical Center, or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool.