Safety and Efficacy
Learn how medical marijuana can help your condition.
Medical Marijuana Card Certification Centers of Arizona is a network of primary care doctors and a few specialty doctors who understand the implications of the use of cannabis as a medication and work to provide sane and holistic care, including medical marijuana when appropriate.
We understand that:
- Medical marijuana is one of the safest medications available. Period. There has not been a single death recorded from an overdose of cannabis. Long term use of cannabis causes no organ damage, and it has been shown that, in adults, the negative effects sometimes associated with chronic cannabis use dissipate when cannnabis intake is discontinued. This is in contrast to even acetaminophen which causes thousands of hospitalisations and kills hundreds of americans every year. (Statistics)
- Those avoiding their own psychological traumas can use anything that effects their mood as an avoidance mechanism (psychological addiction), including shopping, food, sugar, gambling, etc., and cannabis can be abused in this way. However, unlike opiates (eg. percocet) , benzodiazepines (eg. xanax), or alcohol (eg. Jim Beam), cannabis causes little to no physiological addiction or dangerous withdrawal. However, as far as physiological addiction, cannabis is most likely at the level of chocolate in addictiveness.
- Medical marijuana can alter perception, and may cause a dissipation of motivation. However, if appropriate cautions and medical supervision are applied, this can be avoided. Also, the potential negative effects of cannabis on children under the age of 18 (Rebuttal) (Twins study) must be weighed against the severity of their condition and the effects of the medications cannabis would be replacing.
- Medical marijuana is an effective medication for a surprising list of conditions. In a few of these conditions, in can have a curative effect. However, with many of these conditions, cannabis is palliative. For this reason, cannabis is best administered by a physician who has a wide range of tools available for the patient, and who can evaluate the efficacy of cannabis in the context of the broader treatment plan.
If you qualify for a card and believe Medical Marijuana could help, we hope you will work with us to provide sane care and a safer alternative.
The MMjCCC Team
"Like a lot of patients, I was probably a little hesitant to go through the marijuana card certification process, not even certain it would help me in the end. In short, it looked like a big hassle. From my very first inquiry phone call with this office, they couldn't have been more helpful...or professional. It took a bit of effort to gather up my doctors' diagnoses of my back condition and return them to this office for certification, but the actual staff, including the doctors at MMCCC, guided me through the process. The doctor explained the process completely, including the various options and potential benefits if it worked. Can't say enough good things about them. As for my back pain, I've finally found some real relief after over 20 years of living with it."
"I highly recommend this specific office due to the professionalism and the fact that it wasn't obvious what I was there for. MMJCCC always kept me informed on the process and answered every question I had. They legitimately care about your pain and make the whole certification process easy and fast, I got my card within a week of approval and it has greatly helped my pain! Definitely reach out to them for your MMJ card."
"My doctor was very nice and understanding. I brought my paperwork and the process was fairly quick. I had no problem with anything, they walked me step by step and fixed any problem I had. I would absolutely recommend this place."
"Great overall experience. Wasn’t really sure what to expect, but the entire staff makes you feel at ease. Appt was quick and I was in and out in about 45 mins. I would recommend this place to anyone!"
"They had some really nice offices and I didn't even have to wait at all. It was a pleasant experience and I liked how we where able to get things done quickly without much fuzz. Everyone was really nice and professional about the whole thing and I was happy to get my card renewed."
Every one was extremely helpful and answered all my questions. Everything in their literature was spot on and accurate. I would not have been able or willing to do this on my own. Sometimes older folks need a little help too. I got mine respectfully and professionally. I don't write reviews, ever, but I was glad to write this one. 5 stars! Absolutely. (They kept my anonymity something I fear a Yelp review would not do, so this probably will not post, there sorry.)
I do still see doctor's, but they are frustrated cause they know they can't medicate me. They know mmj saved my life and it is no thanks to them. Call me cocky but I love standing tall in front of them and showing them how well I am today because mmj saved my life. I no longer need my wheel chair, I have a full-time job now, I am no longer in a coma state, I am living and enjoying life like I should've been doing 16 yrs ago when those doctor's put me on their plan to death. They almost got me too. Mmj came out just in time to save my life. I lost everything detoxing from their crap, including my marriage and my family. My family is starting to come back, but the man I married and still love even after him abandoning me, smearing me in a divorce, he may never come back. I don't blame him and even though he is cruel I don't believe if I was in his shoe's wouldn't have done the same. Detoxing off narcotics c made me a mess. I never used heroine, but was informed after I detoxed alone on the streets oxycotin was derived from heroine. Now I know why my body went into shock and I was a mean B***h. Thank you and when it's time to renew I will be there.