Medical Marijuana Certification and Re-Certification
Evaluation and Certification of Pennsylvania Patients
Meet Dr. Ben
Board Certified Anesthesiologist
Dr. Benjamin Jacobs is one of the initial physicians credentialed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to certify patients to participate in the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program. He has been evaluating and certifying medical marijuana patients in Pennsylvania since May 2018.
Why Medical Marijuana?
It can help with
Patients report experiencing significant relief from pain resulting from a variety of causes with medical marijuana. There also is the potential for patients to decrease narcotic usage and thus reduced unwanted pain medication side effects.
Potential benefits include reduced cancer related pain, chemotherapy/radiation induced nausea, loss of appetite and sleep disturbances.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Medical marijuana has been reported to decrease anxiety levels, sleep difficulties and the severity of nightmares.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease / Crohn's Disease
Patients have found medical marijuana eases IBD related pain, limits the frequency of diarrhea, and can help patients to gain weight.
Patients report that medical marijuana is highly effective in relieving their symptoms of anxiety.
Medical marijuana may help to lower eye pressure which can help to decrease the blinding effects of glaucoma.