Cannabis Medical Conditions
Medical cannabis is available nationwide in two-thirds of the states and for hundreds of thousands of patients with qualifying conditions. Patients can use medical marijuana to treat various medical conditions, ranging from chronic pain, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, and insomnia to cancer, PTSD, anxiety, depression, Multiple Sclerosis, or HIV/AIDS. Medical marijuana is still federally illegal but has been decriminalized or legalized in many areas.
Marijuana Has Many Potential Medical Uses, Including:
- It effectively reduces pain, nausea, and vomiting associated with cancer and other illnesses.
- Patients may also use it to manage mental conditions such as PTSD, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.
- Marijuana has also been shown to reduce intraocular pressure in the eyes of people with glaucoma. It may cause the pupil to constrict, reducing the stress inside the eye.
- Seizure management, particularly from epilepsy.
- Diseases such as Crohn’s disease, HIV/Aids, Multiple Sclerosis, and Alzheimer’s.
Listed below are some ailments, conditions, and diseases that medical marijuana advocates claim can be eased by the drug.