Medical marijuana has many benefits outside “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’s used for medicinal purposes. Depending on whom you ask, you’re liable to hear someone say, “I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have this medical marijuana” or “I’m going to go have myself an edible for this arthritis pain”.

What is Medical Marijuana?

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

Many states have adopted laws that allow the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, but each state has its own requirements and laws. The team at Transformative Health 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 anti-seizure qualities. CBD has been proven to drastically minimize the frequency of seizures by as much as 42%, and many states are also looking into CBD for pediatric epilepsy.

  1. Cancer

Research is still studying cannabis and how it may treat cancer itself, as the majority of states are now starting to acknowledge its capability in decreasing symptoms in relation to cancer and including:

  • Pain
  • Nausea
  • Appetite loss
  • Chemotherapy

Many cancer patients prefer hybrid strains of medicinal marijuana for a balanced treatment.

  1. Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

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

  • Pain
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Inflammation
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  1. HIV/AIDS

Medical cannabis has been touted for its ability to treat HIV/AIDS symptoms. So, it absolutely makes sense that many states have already approved cannabis for patients living with HIV/AIDS, and the symptoms associated with it like:

  • Pain
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Appetite Loss
  1. Neurodegenerative Disease

Medical cannabis is broadly approved for and has been known to 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 offering pain relief to your muscles.

  1. Cachexia / Wasting Syndrome

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

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Weight Loss
  • Poor Appetite
  1. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

CBD is best for treating disorders like PTSD due to its ability to ease anxiety, taken prior to bedtime, cannabis is also known to assist with insomnia and 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 reduce their symptoms.

What’s Next?

Transformative Health offers a holistic approach to health care in a way that pertains to your physical, your mental and your 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 today. We look forward to helping you feel better and live your best life in the most natural way possible.

 

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