There are many circumstances that qualify for the use of medical marijuana. Every patient is different and a complete evaluation, review of records and medical history will be considered before approving the use of marijuana. Below is a common list of conditions that qualify for the use of marijuana:
Suffering from a medical condition can be difficult, but getting a medical marijuana card could help to solve your problems. If you are sick and tired of using expensive prescription synthetic medications, only to find out that your symptoms or pain relief are not improving, a medical marijuana card should be something to consider. A State card for medical marijuana may give you a rejuvenated sense of hope to combat your symptoms.
There has been an overwhelming amount of anecdotal and clinical evidence suggesting that medical marijuana can provide relief for a vast array of symptoms. You may qualify for a medical marijuana card today.
Medical Uses and Treatments of Marijuana
Several conditions that qualify for medical marijuana use are not listed here please call us to learn more. For all qualifying conditions please refer to LARA’s website click here
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS – Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder that is characterized by the selective loss of motor neurons in the spinal cord, brain stem, and motor cortex. A review of the scientific literature reveals an absence of clinical trials investigating the use of cannabinoids for ALS treatment. However, recent preclinical findings indicate that cannabinoids can delay ALS progression, lending support to anecdotal reports by patients that cannabinoids may be efficacious in moderating the disease’s development and in alleviating certain ALS-related symptoms such as pain, appetite loss, depression and drooling.
Medical Marijuana for Arthritis Treatment and Arthritis Pain
Medical marijuana contains powerful anti-inflammatory compounds as well as natural analgesics, providing a one-two punch that makes medicinal marijuana an excellent part of an arthritis treatment plan. Medical marijuana can relieve joint pain while at the same time reducing the inflammation that precipitated that pain. Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and even juvenile arthritis may be treated with the help of cannabinoids naturally occurring in marijuana.
Medical Marijuana and Cancer Treatment, Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer, Chemotherapy
There are few things more frightening in life than receiving a cancer diagnosis. Fortunately for cancer patients, medical marijuana may be an effective cancer treatment and an alternative to many drugs currently used to treat cancers including breast cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, brain cancer, leukemia, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and more. Medical marijuana can also help to alleviate symptoms associated with traditional cancer treatment, including nausea and vomiting.
Chronic Pain Treatment and Management with Medical Marijuana
Chronic pain treatment and management are challenging for patients and doctors, but medical marijuana may be able to provide chronic pain relief where many traditional chronic pain medications do not. Cannabinoids have well-documented analgesic properties that make medical marijuana an effective medicine to treat many cases of chronic pain syndrome. In scientific studies, most medical marijuana patients experience pain relief. Medical marijuana as a chronic pain management tool can reduce patients’ pain and improve quality of life, without the same serious side effects associated with use of some pharmaceutical pain relievers.
Reduce Fibromyalgia Pain and Fibromyalgia Symptoms with Medical Marijuana
Can medical marijuana help fibromyalgia patients by reducing fibromyalgia pain and symptoms? According to many people with fibromyalgia, the answer is a resounding, “Yes.” Scientific studies have shown that THC may help to decrease chronic pain in patients with fibromyalgia. In addition, most fibromyalgia patients who have tried medicinal marijuana for symptoms including pain, depression, and insomnia report that medical marijuana is effective and has few side effects.
Medical Marijuana and Glaucoma Treatment, Symptoms
Glaucoma is among the leading causes of blindness in the world, affecting more than 60 million individuals worldwide. A leading cause of optic nerve damage due to glaucoma is intraocular pressure (IOP), which may be reduced by use of medical marijuana. Individuals with normal IOP can also lose vision due to glaucoma. In these cases, medical marijuana may help to halt or reverse deterioration of the optic nerve. Many patients have found by using THC- cannabis they have greatly reduced the pressure in their eyes.
Patients suffering from Hepatitis C (HCV) have found relief in many ways. The infection is often asymptomatic, but once established, chronic infection can progress to scarring of the liver (fibrosis), and advanced scarring (cirrhosis) which is generally apparent after many years. In some cases, those with cirrhosis will go on to develop liver failure or other complications of cirrhosis, including liver cancer. Medical marijuana has been known to help patients pain, reduce nausea, and increase appetite.
Medical Marijuana Boosts Hepatitis C Treatment in New Study European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, suggests that medical marijuana boosts the success of treatment for the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Untreated HCV can lead to liver failure and death, but in the new study, marijuana users being treated for HCV were three times more likely to have a “sustained virological response” — i.e. HCV could not be detected six months after they completed treatment.
HIV & AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
For HIV- positive patients, according to the JAIDS, have found that inhaling cannabis significantly increases daily caloric intake and body weight. Aside from improving your quality of life, many patients have started making fewer requests for over-the-counter medications while taking either cannabis or oral THC. Medical marijuana in HIV patients has been known to help gastrointestinal complaints (nausea, diarrhea, and upset stomach). Patients has also been reporting that smoking higher-strength marijuana subjectively improved their sleep better then oral THC.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Symptom Treatment with Medical Marijuana
Multiple Sclerosis treatment with medical marijuana may reduce or alleviate Multiple Sclerosis symptoms including spasticity, pain, ataxia, depression, and anxiety, according to clinical trials and case studies on the use of medicinal marijuana by Multiple Sclerosis patients. Medical marijuana may even slow neurodegeneration associated with MS.
Nail-patella syndrome is a rare genetic disorder involving the bones, joints, and connective tissue. Patients may have problems due to limitation of joint mobility, dislocation or both, especially at the elbow and knee where osteoarthritis may eventually occur. Nail-patella patients are also at increased risk for glaucoma and kidney problems.
Medical marijuana helps relieve the associated pain. Recent evidence suggests that glaucoma is also part of Nail Patella Syndrome
Medical Marijuana as Nausea Medication
Nausea and vomiting, whether due to chemotherapy, AIDS treatment, abdominal surgery, or another cause, can be effectively remedied through the use of medical marijuana. Clinical trials and patients’ experiences indicate that smoking medical marijuana can both relieve nausea and stimulate the appetites of patients with nausea, reducing the risk of unhealthy weight loss in patients with conditions like cancer and AIDS. Many patients who are prescribed medications often find they experience side effects such as nausea and vomiting which medical marijuana has been seen to help.