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Do I Qualify For Medical Marijuana Treatment?

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Nancy
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The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health states that people have been using marijuana to treat health conditions for over 3000 years. But the legalization of the use and possession of this compound in certain countries across the world is only a recent development.

In 2012, Colorado and Washington DC were the first US states to allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, after which 29 other states followed suit, including Florida.

Most US states have legalized the use of medical cannabis, but the laws they have for the cultivation and possession of the compound differ significantly.

Patients looking to treat health conditions with the help of medical marijuana have to go through a certification process—different for each state—to obtain the medical marijuana card. It’s the only way to gain access to the compound legally.

While the health conditions that qualify a patient for the certificate are different in each state, here’s a list of some of the common ones.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the patient’s brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. People suffering from this disease experience problems with balance, vision and muscle control among other significant bodily functions. The National Institutes of Health states that medical marijuana is effective for reducing pain, spasms, spasticity and other symptoms associated with Multiple Sclerosis.

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Cancer

Medical marijuana can’t cure cancer, but research suggests that it can improve the symptoms of the disease. Marijuana is also effective for dealing with side-effects of chemotherapy which include nausea, pain and a loss in appetite.

Chronic Pain

Pain that lasts more than six months is known as chronic pain, this may include headaches, back pain or joint pain caused by health problems such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis or any other qualifying medical condition. Chronic pain can hinder a patient’s ability to carry out daily tasks. Thankfully, studies on medical marijuana and chronic pain have found out that the compound can help patients manage pain effectively. It can also improve people’s sleep and mood.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Patients dealing with this anxiety disorder can experience constant frightening thoughts, distractions, sleep problems and feelings of detachment. Consuming cannabis increases the level of anandamide in patients, which helps balance the neurochemical composition in the central nervous system thus improving the patient’s quality of life.

Glaucoma

Patients suffering from this eye condition are at risk of blindness as it damages the optic nerves of the eye. The problem is caused by high intraocular pressure (OP). Research suggests that cannabis is effective in lowering this pressure in the eye and thus, can be used as a treatment option for the condition.

Looking for a medical marijuana clinic in Miami, Florida? Get in touch with Midori Med!

They provide patients with qualifying conditions easy and quick access to medical marijuana cards. Along with the simple screening and registration services, Midori Med helps people connect with approved medical marijuana dispensaries in Aventura, Dania Beach, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood and surrounding areas.

Connect with them today!

About the author

Nancy

Nancy

I’m Nancy and no, I didn’t always look like I do in that picture on the right. My foray into health and fitness began as a brace-faced, 16 year-old who was too afraid to wear a two-piece at the beach because I felt my body paled in comparison to my much more toned friends.

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