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Medical Cannabis

THC-A is tetrahydrocannabinol acid and is a cannabis compound that is starting to prove to beneficial for therapeutic purposes. THC, which is quite popular is different from THC-A. THC-A is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid that is found in raw and live cannabis. When the plant dries up, the THC-A converts into THC. This process takes a long time. Decarboxylation is a process in which the heat speeds up the process of conversion from THC-A to THC. If THC-A is not heated, it stays in its original form, is not intoxicating and can be used for healing and medical purposes. As THC-A decarboxylates immediately to THC, THC-A cannot be completely free from THC, which could have legal implications.

Annie R. Ressalam, M.D, located at our center in Fairfax, Virginia, is a board certified, internal medicine physician with expertise in cancer treatments, general internal medicine, other general complex health conditions, chelation therapy and oxygen therapy. Annie R. Ressalam, M.D is a licensed physician with the Virginia Board of Pharmacy to recommend the use of CBD and/or THC-A oil. Annie R. Ressalam, M.D offers the right kind of consultation for your health conditions and would recommend the proper dosage of CBD and/or THC-A oil for your condition. However, the patient must then apply for the Virginia Medical Marijuana card by supplying the necessary documents such as the doctor’s certification/recommendation and state issued identification. The patient must understand that this is only a recommendation and not a prescription.

Overall Benefits of Medical Cannabis

CBD and THC-A have similar medicinal effects and are said to have many benefits to help patients with various conditions.

  • Combats stress
  • Relieves pain and inflammation
  • Decreases incidence of diabetes
  • Promotes healthy weight
  • Encourages restful sleep
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Skin disorders such as Eczema & Psoriasis
  • Seizures
  • Epilepsy
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Glaucoma
  • Cancer
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Neurological disorders
  • Fights multi-drug resistant bacteria