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Cannabis Therapy Specialties

The Rose Center For Integrative Health

Integrative Medicine Practice located in The Loop & Loop, Chicago, IL

As state after state legalizes medical marijuana across the country, doctors are presented with an opportunity to help patients in new, safe, transformative ways. Integrative medicine specialist Glenn Harrison, MD, and The Rose Center for Integrative Health by the Loop in Chicago are seizing that opportunity. With their evidence-based, personalized cannabis therapy, they help people throughout the Chicago area lead physically and mentally healthier lives. Learn more by calling the office or booking an appointment online.

Cannabis Therapy

What is cannabis?

Cannabis is a plant that flowers. We use that plant to derive both hemp and marijuana (the dried flowers of the cannabis plant). Cannabis contains two ingredients called cannabinoids that are proving increasingly useful in medicine: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).


THC is the psychoactive part of the cannabis plant. It’s what people have used for centuries to get a euphoric, relaxed sensation (i.e., to get “high”). This makes THC ideal for people who want to manage chronic pain without the use of opioids or any other synthetic drug. 


CBD is a chemical compound that is also effective in treating chronic pain. Exciting studies have also shown it to be extremely helpful in treating seizures in children. It’s effective in minimizing anxiety and sleeplessness as well. 

What is cannabis used for medically?

Independently, both THC and CBD have been shown useful in a wide range of medical applications. Together, they’re a powerful duo. These two cannabinoids can treat inflammation, muscular tension, stress, nausea caused by cancer treatments, and more.  

In fact, doctors are now using cannabis to treat:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Arthritis
  • Anxiety
  • Schizophrenia
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Eating disorders
  • Muscle spasms
  • Chronic nausea
  • Glaucoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cancer

The Rose Center for Integrative Health also offers cannabis as a treatment for addiction. Studies have shown that medical cannabis is useful in reducing the use of opioids and alcohol. 

How do I get started with medical cannabis?

If you’re ready to explore medical cannabis, The Rose Center for Integrative Health is here to guide you. They prioritize patient education. They talk with you about the different kinds of medical cannabis products available today so you can make an informed decision about what’s right for you, your body, and your lifestyle goals. 

They also help you find the right dosage. While it’s virtually impossible to overdose on cannabis, taking too much can leave you feeling paranoid or disoriented. The team partners with you to find the dosage that alleviates your symptoms and leaves you feeling your best. 

Are you ready to explore a safe, natural medicine that more and more doctors are touting as a powerful, health-transforming tool? If so, call The Rose Center for Integrative Health or book your appointment online today. 


Get an Illinois Medical Cannabis Card. Here's How:

You can get an Illinois Medical Card Physician Certification by making an online TeleMedicine appointment.
A TeleMedicine appt is the first step toward getting a medical card in Illinois. The doctor certificate will be sent to your your home immediately following your appt.