Product shortages and imposed limits are already occurring throughout Illinois, and it’s not even January yet. Medical cannabis consumers often spend months exploring products through trial-and-error before they find a regimen that works for their unique needs. That’s why it’s not surprising that many patients are angry and concerned about the changes they are seeing at dispensaries as we gear up for legalization.
Changing how you medicate may be inevitable, as the increase in demand for cannabis is likely to make it difficult for growers and manufacturers to keep up.
“Imagine that you suddenly can’t get a prescription medication you’ve relied on for years, and sadly, there isn’t another just like it. That’s what it’s like for patients who have found a medical cannabis regimen that works,” said Rahul Khare, MD, founder and CEO of Innovative Wellness.
Navigating product options can be frustrating, time consuming, and expensive if you do it alone. Thankfully, the team at Innovative Wellness is here to help.
Innovative Wellness offers cannabis consulting, a service that allows patients to get one-on-one guidance on strains that are best-suited for their individual medical needs. Cannabis consultants will even review the patient’s dispensary menu, recommend products based on availability, and call ahead to have the products set aside or noted in your profile. This removes the guesswork for patients who are seeking new products. It also provides the dispensary with a general outline of your care plan for future purchases.
“Patients who can no longer get the flower they want, may want to try an RSO, yet not know where to start or how to use it correctly,” said Farah Zala, cannabis consultant at Innovative Wellness. “We will help you find a strain that is comparable in cannabinoid and terpene profile to what you are accustomed to using, and teach you how to incorporate it alongside CBD or other products. There are many whole-plant options that have never been discussed at the dispensary level, and patients often like the new methodologies they discover even better,” added Zala.
Innovative Wellness offers solutions that patients can share and use moving forward. Khare and Zala have even established medical protocols for eleven medical conditions based on anecdotal evidence and tracking of patients. The protocols serve as a guide to help patients choose products best suited for their condition and aim to help them find relief faster.
For more information on cannabis consulting at Innovative Wellness, click here. Innovative Wellness also offers cannabis focused primary care. Ready to stop hiding your cannabis use from your doctor? Call us instead.