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These Are the Most Common Qualifying Conditions Authorized for Medical Marijuana

by | Jul 18, 2018 | Blog, Health care, medical marijuana | 0 comments

A large majority of US states have recently adopted medical marijuana laws that allow patients to acquire cannabis legally and safely. Though there is great controversy in the medical community about its use – many patients find medical marijuana to be an effective treatment. Each state has specific guidelines, but the following conditions are the most commonly approved to receive medical marijuana treatment.


Chronic Pain

Many different types of pain qualify for medical marijuana treatment in various states. Though cannabis affects each type of pain uniquely – patients find products containing both CBD and THC provide the most relief.



Though there is great controversy regarding the ways medical marijuana may treat cancer, most states acknowledge its ability to alleviate cancer and chemotherapy-related symptoms. These symptoms include pain, nausea and appetite loss.


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Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Patients with Multiple Sclerosis are among the strongest advocates in the medical marijuana movement. They’ve experienced firsthand just how effective it can be in alleviating symptoms such as pain, insomnia, inflammation, abdominal discomfort, depression and inflammation.


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people after witnessing or experiencing a traumatic or life-threatening event. Patients suffering from PTSD often complain of panic episodes, hyper-vigilance, insomnia or sleep disturbances, anxiety and depression. Cannabis has been known to help patients fall asleep longer and decrease nightmares.


Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders

In almost every state, medical marijuana has been hailed for its anti-seizure properties. CBD (Cannabidioil), an active ingredient of medical marijuana, has been found to significantly reduce seizures (by 42% according to this study). Many states also approve CBD to treat pediatric epilepsy.


Cachexia/Wasting Syndrome

Cachexia, or “Wasting Syndrome”, is a condition that typically affects patients suffering from cancer and HIV/AIDs. It is characterized by appetite/weight loss, weakness and fatigue. Cannabis, particularly varieties high in THC, have the potential to alleviate those symptoms.


Neurodegenerative Disease

Medical marijuana has become a widely approved treatment for the symptoms of Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS), Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s. Cannabis can help restore the quality of life of those suffering from these debilitating diseases by combating spasticity, rigid muscles and more.

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