Common Conditions treated by Medical Marijuana
- Cancer (chemo induced nausea & may slow tumor growth and aid in radiation response)
- HIV/AIDS – Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired ImmunoDeficiency Syndrome
- ALS – Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gerhig’s Disease)
- MS – Multiple Sclerosis (neurodegenerative with spasticity)
- Epilepsy (seizures)
- Parkinson’s disease (neurodegenerative with spasticity and tremor)
- Crohn’s Disease (inflammatory bowel disease)
- PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Terminal Illness
- Chronic nonmalignant pain
- Medical conditions of the same kind or class or comparable to those listed (debilitating)
Debilitating conditions interfere with or limit ones ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) or (IADLs). It can mean that the patient has missed work or family commitments. It can mean that the patient cannot concentrate, communicate or perform tasks. Medications may be required to treat the condition and have been tried and failed. Many of these conditions are chronic such as anxiety, depression, pain, spasms, insomnia, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, low appetite.
Comparable conditions are ones that have similar aspects in the following categories: Autoimmune, gastrointestinal, immunodeficiency, neurological, psychological, terminal. They include conditions like ulcerative colitis, Hep C, lyme disease, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, migraines, OCD, bipolar disorder, IBS, anorexia/cachexia, arthritis, sickle cell anemia, endometriosis, PMS, diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, chronic pain.