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Medical Cannabis Specialist

 
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Medical Cannabis Certification

Dr. Chinwe John is registered with the Virginia Board of Pharmacy, and has authorization to provide qualifying patients with a written certification, which provides the patient an affirmative defence, should they ever be questioned on their possession of CBD (Cannabidiol), or THC-A (Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid) oils. Please note that Virginia has legalised possession of THC-A, which is the biosynthetic precursor of THC (Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) oil.

What this means, is that if you have a qualifying medical condition, Dr. John will issue you a certificate allowing you according to the code of Virginia, to purchase and use CBD or THC-A oils to help alleviate symptoms resulting from your medical condition. This law passed in the General Assembly, regarding the use of CBD and THC-A oils in Virginia, became effective July 1, 2018. In March 2019, the General Assembly made changes to the THC allowance in Virginia’s Medical Cannabis.

Up until this present time, due to the manner in which Cannabis is scheduled by the DEA, little to no education is given to physicians while they are in medical training, regarding Cannabis derived compounds. Dr. Chinwe John is one of few certifying providers in the area, who not only can issue certification, but has taken the additional step of undergoing education through certification courses.

Having a physician who can not only issue a letter of certification, but has knowledge on the mode of action, side effects and absolute contraindications to the use of Cannabis derived compounds, is essential for individuals who wish to try CBD or THC-A oils.

I do not support the smoking of cigarettes, marijuana, etc., due to the damaging effects this activity has not only on the health of the person smoking, but on anyone in contact with them, and the environment as a whole. Medical Cannabis is different from Recreational Marijuana in many ways, including but not limited to: the manner in which the Cannabis is cultivated, the percentage concentration of intoxicating to non-intoxicating components, the purity of the final product, and the ability to monitor the maximum daily ingested amounts of active Cannabis compound.

For more information on Medical Cannabis, and to schedule and evaluation to be assessed for if you qualify to receive certification to be in legal possession of CBD or THC-A oil, please click below.