Medical cannabis contains Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid, also known as THCA, which is considered non-psychoactive —meaning it does not produce the same effects as recreational cannabis. Medical cannabis has increasingly become more popular throughout the United States; Dr. Ressalam, Gentle Wellness Center's licensed physician with the Virginia Board of Pharmacy, is able to recommend qualifying patients the use of CBD and/or THCA products. Dr. Ressalam offers the right kind of recommendations for your health to ensure this treatment is right for you.


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

Mental Health

  • Reduces Stress
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Encourages Restful Sleep
  • Helps Fight Depression & Anxiety & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Physical Health

  • Relieves Pain & Inflammation
  • Assists with Eating Disorders
  • Reduces Nausea & Vomiting Due to Chemotherapy
  • Fights Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria

Other Common Treatable Conditions

  • Seizures
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Glaucoma
  • Skin Disorders


This is a recommendation only, not a prescription. You must be a Virginia resident and hold a valid Virginia ID/Driver's License to qualify. Once the consultation has been completed and Dr. Ressalam recommends medical cannabis for treatment, you must then apply for the Virginia Medical Marijuana card by providing the necessary documents (doctor's certification/recommendation letter & valid ID) and either scanning/emailing/faxing the required documentation to the board (all information will be provided to the patient after the time of service).

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