How to obtain a prescription?

Click on the link below and check the convenient date for your First Visit to the Hemp Medicine Center.

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Please remember that the doctor decides about starting therapy and not every visit equals a prescription.

If you have any questions, you can contact our Patient Guardians by calling 731 93 66 66 or by e-mail:pacjent@centrum-mk.pl

Is there an option for a teleconsultation?

Certainly. For the convenience of our patients, we conduct visits in the form of teleconsultations. This is a video call in which the patient and doctor can see each other.
In case of technical limitations, there is also the possibility of conducting the visit via telephone call only.

What is the guarantee that I will receive a prescription?

The decision to start therapy with medical marijuana is made by the doctor during the consultation.

How long does medical marijuana stay in the body?

How long medical marijuana stays in a patient’s body depends on many factors. Most of these are not solely related to the drug itself, but to how our body metabolizes it.
Factors such as gender, age, weight, BMI, occupation, etc., have an impact. Individuals struggling with obesity are at a disadvantage because, in their case, the drug stays in the system longer than in those with less body fat.

Factors related to the drug itself that influence how long it stays in the body include the size of the dose, composition (ratio of THC to CBD), method, and frequency of its administration. The higher the dose of the drug and the more frequent its use, the longer the time needed for it to be metabolized.

Does medical marijuana help quit smoking?

There are no conclusive study results that definitively indicate that medical marijuana helps to quit nicotine. Several studies have shown that CBD has a minor positive effect on tobacco smokers, however, there are still too few results to definitively consider this cannabinoid effective in this area.

Can you cross the border with medical marijuana?

The short answer: yes. However, it requires appropriate preparations. More on this topic can be read in our article.

If you have any questions, you can contact our Patient Guardians by calling 731 93 66 66 or via e-mail:pacjent@centrum-mk.pl

Can therapy with medical marijuana lead to discontinuing current treatment?

Every patient’s case is different. Therefore, the doctor will answer this question during the consultation, after becoming familiar with the patient’s medical history.

What are the costs of treatment with medical marijuana??

The Center for Cannabis Medicine conducts consultations in the form of online (with a webcam) and by telephone.

The cost of therapy depends on the dosage size and the frequency of administration.

The cost of the first visit at the Center for Cannabis Medicine is 219 PLN.

Subsequent visits – prescription-based (scheduling, frequency) will be determined individually by the doctor depending on the therapeutic effect of using medical marijuana – the cost of a prescription visit is 159 PLN.

The price of medical marijuana in pharmacies ranges from 200 to 650 PLN depending on the manufacturer, package size, and pharmacy
. Whereas 1 gram of dry herb costs about 40-60 PLN.
The cost of vaporization equipment, depending on the manufacturer, efficiency, market approvals, and certificates (e.g., as medical equipment), ranges from 200 to 2200 PLN.

How to obtain an e-prescription?

The prescription, like any other issued so far in your life, will be available on your account at pacjent.gov.pl.

Meanwhile, you will receive an SMS with a code needed to fill the prescription to the provided phone number.

How to fill a prescription?

During your visit to the pharmacy, the pharmacist will ask you to provide the code from the SMS and your PESEL number.
If you want to safely carry medical marijuana, it’s advisable to have a certificate of ongoing therapy with you – issued by the doctor after the visit.
Having a scan of the prescription or a printout of the e-prescription will also be useful; don’t forget to take the payment confirmation. You can ask the pharmacist for this when purchasing the medication. Remember to always keep the medication in its original packaging, as it also confirms the legality of its origin and entitles you to possession.

Where to check the availability of medical marijuana?

The easiest way to check which pharmacy currently has the medication you are looking for available is to use the search engines www.ktomalek.pl or www.gdziepolek.pl.
After entering the city and the name of the medication, you will see a map and a list of pharmacies that have the medication in stock within a few seconds
For certainty, it’s a good idea to call and ask the pharmacist for details.

Does medical marijuana cause addiction?

It depends on the specific formulation the patient uses in their therapy.

THC is the psychoactive substance contained in cannabis responsible for addiction. If the doctor has prescribed a formulation that does not contain the psychoactive component, or it is present in a small amount, there is no such risk. If the patient uses a medication with a predominance of THC, then the probability of addiction is low. Research conducted so far refers to the group of recreational marijuana users and shows that less than 10% of users become addicted.
For comparison, the addiction rates for other substances are: alcohol 15%, cocaine 17%, heroin 23%, nicotine 32%.
However, this is not an addiction to a physical substance whose absence drives a strong need for it. Scientists describe this as a behavioral addiction – that is, to behavior associated with administering marijuana to the body.

Patients taking cannabis preparations do not do so for the sake of fun, euphoria, or a “high”. They seek relief from symptoms of their illness and improvement in their daily functioning. Therefore, if medical marijuana can provide them with improvement, it is natural that they would not want to discontinue the therapy, but this is not equivalent to addiction.

What is the difference between medical and recreational marijuana?

Aside from the fact that possession of recreational marijuana is illegal under Polish law, there are many differences between the two. The production of medical marijuana takes place under strictly controlled conditions, and the dry herb undergoes a series of stringent tests and controls – just like other medicines. Before it reaches pharmacies, it is thoroughly tested for the content of active substances, which are described in percentage terms on the product label. Thanks to these strict requirements, doctors can choose for their patients medical cannabis dry herb with a specified percentage content of THC and CBD, as well as other substances it contains.

Marijuana sold on the black market comes from unknown sources, and its quality is difficult to predict. It undergoes no testing and often becomes contaminated with chemicals and pesticides as a result of dishonest practices in the drug trade. The risk of introducing such toxins into the body is a huge burden. Recreational users expect marijuana to provide strong psychoactive stimulation, so the market, following demand, is oriented towards dry herb with a high THC concentration. For patients undergoing therapy for various diseases, such as epilepsy, an uncontrolled concentration of THC can prove to be harmful.

How is the medication administered?

One of the most popular methods of consuming medical marijuana is vaporization.
More information on this topic can be read in the article about vaporization.

Can you work while undergoing therapy with medical marijuana?

Medical marijuana is a medication. Research indicates that therapy use does not affect work performance, but it depends on the timing of the medication intake. Any doubts will be clarified by the doctor during the consultation.

Are marijuana and hemp the same?

Yes. marijuana is a product obtained from the cannabis plant genus. Several names are commonly used interchangeably: marijuana, cannabis (the Latin name), and hemp, all referring to the same plant, which has a wide range of over a thousand different varieties.

The word “cannabis” is more often used to refer to the living, growing, green plants. “Marijuana,” on the other hand, is still the same plant but has undergone the entire process of processing (selection, drying, removal of leaves and stems) and thus is more often used to refer to the dried flower of the cannabis plant.

Do all cannabis strains produce the same effect?

The perceived effects of cannabis vary depending on the type of strain:

  • Indica strains are characterized by their calming and sedative effects. They reduce stress and provide relaxation, especially in the physical aspect.
  • Sativa strains are plants with energizing properties. They enhance creativity and stimulate activity, affecting the mental sphere.
  • Hybrid strains are a genetic mix of both the above species, hence the range of effects they provide is a combination of the properties described above, depending on the genetic dominance that the particular hybrid represents.

What is it about cannabis that heals?

Cannabis plants contain over 520 chemical compounds from various groups, with more than 100 of them being cannabinoids, which contribute to the plant’s uniqueness. The two most thoroughly described so far are THC and CBD.

  • THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) is a compound with strong psychoactive properties, responsible for the sensation of being “high.” Scientific studies have proven that, besides its intoxicating effect, THC has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, muscle relaxant, bronchodilator, and intraocular pressure-reducing properties.
  • CBD (cannabidiol) has a calming effect on the nervous system. It possesses sedative, anti-anxiety, antidepressant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anticonvulsant properties. It acts in opposition to THC, thereby neutralizing its psychoactive properties and eliminating the sensation of the so-called “high.”

Cannabis plants also contain a range of other cannabinoids, which give the plant broad therapeutic properties, as well as compounds from other groups such as flavonoids, terpenes, and many others. The specific and unique mixture of these compounds contained in a given plant is influenced by its genetics, as well as a number of other factors such as the cultivation it comes from, the vegetative period, and even the conditions of the specific site where it was grown.

Do you have more questions?

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