Health Conditions Treated with Medical Cannabis
Medical Cannabis being an alternitive to traditional pharmaceutical pills and their many debilitating side effects, medical cannabis has helped aid in a wide variety of conditions including:
And many other conditions
Important*: Cannabis will have variable effects when used by different people and under different circumstances. You must discuss indications and side effects with your doctor.
Marijuana has been shown to have anti-oxidant properties and actually inhibits the growth of tumors.
In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, medical cannabis was effective in reducing pain and sleep disturbance in patients with multiple sclerosis.
"These responses are the most impressive to me" says Sulak, who practices at Maine Integrative Healthcare in Manchester. Miane is one of 20 states, along with the District of Columbia, where medical marijuana is legal. "With inflammatory bowel disease, we'll see patients who were at death's door turn around dramatically".
Opiates such as morphine and codiene are the most commonly used drugs for actute pain, but often result debilitating side effects like nausea, sedation, and dependency. Cannabis can provide similar treatment without these adverse side effects.
There is evidence that cannabis use among Hepetitis C patients who are undergoing treatment has been beneficial by helping them mantain adherence to the challenging medication regiment.
Results from our analysis suggest that subjects with bipolar disorder and history of CUDs demeonstrate significantly better neuroccognitive performance, particulary on measures of attention, processing speed, and working memory.
Cannabinoids have pain relieving effect in cancer patients and may inhibit the growth of tumor cells.
Oncologists have favorable opinions on the use of marijuana to prevent vomiting in cancer chemotherapy patients.
Cannabis extracts improved intractable neurogenic symptoms such as pain, impaired bladder control, muscle spasms, and spasticity.
The DEA's Administrative Law Judge, Francis Young: "in strict medical terms marijuana is far safer that many foods we commonly consume."
"Smokes cannabis was well tolerated and effectively relieved chronic neuropathic pain from HIV-associated sensory neuropathy."
More than 6,500 reports and journal articles support the use of cannabis as medicine, including studies commissioned by the US government, which currently does not support legalization.