Uses of Medical Marijuana
One question we are always asked in the clinic is What are the uses of Medical Marijuana. Although there are many uses reported, by far the greatest amount of evidence for the therapeutic effects of cannabis relate to its ability to reduce chronic pain, nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy, and spasticity [tight or stiff muscles] from multiple sclerosis.
How does it help?
Cannabinoids — the active chemicals in medical marijuana — are similar to chemicals the body makes that are involved in appetite, memory, movement, and pain.
Research suggests cannabinoids might:
- Reduce anxiety
- Reduce inflammation and relieve pain
- Control nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy
- Kill cancer cells and slow tumor growth
- Relax tight muscles in people with multiple sclerosis
- Stimulate appetite and improve weight gain in people with cancer and AIDS
Can medical marijuana help with seizure disorders?
Medical marijuana received a lot of attention a few years ago when parents said that a special form of the drug helped control seizures in their children. The FDA recently approved Epidiolex, which is made from CBD, as a therapy for people with very severe or hard-to-treat seizures. In studies, some people had a dramatic drop in seizures after taking this drug.
Which states allow medical marijuana?
Medical marijuana is legal in 33 states and the District of Columbia:
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- West Virginia
Do you think Medical Marijuana may be right for you?
We may be able to help. If you have some conditions listed above, please read on the uses of medical marijuana.
Want to know more about who qualifies for Medical Marijuana? CLICK HERE.
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We provide physician certifications ( which you then send to Arkansas State to get your license ) after an appointment. You can get your own appointment today: CLICK HERE