My father was diagnosed with cancer three months ago and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. To say it has taken a toll on his body is an understatement. He has some days when the pain is absolutely unbearable for him. The medication the doctors prescribed for him don’t seem to be working on the pain. We heard about an alternate way to manage pain in cancer patients with medical marijuana. I decided to look into it to see if it is a viable option for him. I searched the internet for Marlton medical marijuana since New Jersey has legalized it.
My curiosity was piqued even more when I came across a website for a licensed medical marijuana clinic. There are certain medical conditions which have been approved by the New Jersey State Department of Health Services for the use of medical marijuana. My dad obviously has an approved medical condition and I’m sure he would have no problem qualifying for this treatment. After reviewing medical records with a diagnosis of the qualifying disease the clinic can make a recommendation depending on the complexity of the case. They also have a standard requirement that you are a resident of New Jersey for at least 90 days which will not be a problem for us since he has lived there his entire life.
I’m going to call them tomorrow morning and request more information on the benefits of this course of treatment. Afterwards, I’ll sit down and discuss my findings with my father to see if he wants to pursue this line of treatment. If he chooses to proceed with it, I will then set up his initial appointment with the clinic. I sincerely hope this is an option that will give him some much-needed relief from the side effects of the chemo.