While the Food and Drug Administration may be dragging their feet and don’t want to admit how helpful medical cannabis can be, many doctors and those suffering from certain illnesses/conditions have found it beneficial. Denver residents who want to use medicinal marijuana now have hope. While still considered illegal in many areas, dispensaries have opened up and now offer medicinal marijuana to those in need. Of course, you must go through the proper channels, have an approved condition, and have a medical ID card.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic and progressive disease that causes damage to the nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain. Symptoms can include speech impairment, numbness, muscle coordination impairment, blurry vision, and fatigue. If you have muscle spasticity, medicinal marijuana could help you control these spasms.
Cancer (Multiple Varieties)
There are seemingly endless types of cancer with many symptoms, but most of them are treated similarly. Studies have shown that medical marijuana can prevent or help with vomiting and nausea caused by cancer treatment, primarily chemotherapy. Small studies have also shown medical marijuana can slow the growth of cancer or kill it, though more research is needed.
Most of the time, medicinal cannabis helps your body and mind relax, which is why it’s approved for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Some states have gone a step further to include anxiety and depression in their approved-condition list, but Illinois only allows medical marijuana to be used for PTSD.
Other Approved Conditions
Medical marijuana can be used to treat AIDs, ALS, Alzheimer’s Disease, Crohn’s Disease, severe fibromyalgia, seizures (including epilepsy), and many other conditions.