Marijuana has been proven to have many important medicinal uses. There seems to be some confusion about who exactly qualifies for using it. Although this can vary depending on which state you live in, there are some conditions that are widely accepted as valid for medical marijuana.
Much research is currently being done into whether or not marijuana can actually help cure cancer. In the meantime, most states accept that it can greatly reduce symptoms brought on by both the cancer itself and chemotherapy. These symptoms include appetite loss, nausea, and pain.
Epilepsy and Other Seizure Disorders
One of the most promising areas in using marijuana for medical purposes is to prevent seizures. It has been approved for this use in almost every state. The most common form of marijuana used for Epilepsy and other seizure-causing conditions is cannabidiol (CBD). This is a non-intoxicating compound derived from the plant.
One of the first medicinal uses for marijuana was treating the symptoms of HIV and AIDS. Many states have approved it to treat things that commonly occur with these diseases, such as pain, nausea, fatigue, depression, weight loss, and loss of appetite. Newly emerging research is pointing to the idea that marijuana can actually slow down the progression of HIV.
As you can see, there are many symptoms of serious conditions that can be helped with the use of medical marijuana. To learn more about whether or not your health conditions qualify you for medical marijuana, please speak with the professionals at New Concepts Medical PC in Wappingers Falls, NY. We would be very happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!