Medical marijuana could possibly have many benefits outside of “getting that high feeling.” And actually, it’s the THC in marijuana that creates the high feeling. CBD and THC are components of marijuana that are used to potentially support medicinal purposes. Some may even find pain management for arthritis pain and other conditions with the possible benefits of medical cannabis.

What is Medical Marijuana?

The marijuana plant consists of over 100 varying chemicals that are called cannabinoids. Each cannabinoid can have different effects on the body, with Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) being the top two chemicals used for potential medicinal purposes. Studies show that these cannabinoids may assist in the treatment of certain medical conditions and diseases.

Many states have adopted laws that allow the use of marijuana as potentially promising for medicinal purposes, but each state has its own requirements and laws. The team at Transformative Health Center has put together a list of the most common conditions that qualify for medical marijuana use across most states.

What are the Most Common Qualifying Conditions?

1. Seizure and Epilepsy Disorders

Cannabis is approved by the majority, if not all states, for its possible anti-seizure qualities. CBD may drastically minimize the frequency of seizures by as much as 42%, and many states are also looking into CBD for its potential to support pediatric epilepsy.

2. Cancer

Research is still studying cannabis and its potential for cancer support as the majority of states are now starting to acknowledge that it could have the capability to decrease cancer-related symptoms such as:

  • Pain
  • Nausea
  • Appetite loss
  • Chemotherapy

Many cancer patients prefer hybrid strains of medicinal marijuana for what could be a more balanced treatment.

3. Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Cannabis may assuage a lot of symptoms related to multiple sclerosis (MS), including:

  • Pain
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Inflammation
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Abdominal Discomfort

4. HIV/AIDS

Medical cannabis may have the ability to ability to help with HIV/AIDS symptoms. So, it absolutely makes sense that many states have already approved cannabis for patients living with HIV/AIDS and potentially managing the symptoms associated with it like:

  • Pain
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Appetite Loss

5. Neurodegenerative Disease

Medical cannabis could help relieve symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases, such as:

For many people living with these crippling illnesses, cannabis may be able to provide some much-needed relief so that you can enjoy a better quality of life by improving your mobility and cognition, as well as possibly offering pain relief.

6. Cachexia / Wasting Syndrome

THC may relieve the symptoms of Cachexia, or “wasting syndrome,” which is a condition that is normally associated with cancer and HIV/AIDS. It is generally defined by:

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Weight Loss
  • Poor Appetite

7. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

CBD is best for possibly helping manage disorders like PTSD due to its potential to ease anxiety. Taken prior to bedtime, cannabis may also assist with insomnia and could minimize nightmares.

Are There Limits to Higher Potency Cannabis Strains?

When it comes to medical cannabis, dosage is incredibly important. Many patients require higher strengths of cannabis to possibly reduce their symptoms.

What’s Next?

Transformative Health Center offers a holistic approach to healthcare in a way that pertains to your physical, mental, and spiritual health.

If you’re experiencing chronic pain, and you’re interested in learning about medical marijuana and alternative wellness, schedule your visit with Transformative Health Center today. We look forward to helping you feel better and living your best life in the most natural way possible.

 

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