Various strains of medical marijuana have been widely used as medicinal plants for over 3,500 years. Medical uses include conjunctive treatment of physical and mental illnesses. Symptoms of many diseases can be controlled, bringing relief and significantly improved quality of life for patients. Medical marijuana is a known stress reducer, expectorant and topical antibiotic. It can also be a safe and effective alternative to pharmaceuticals such as demoral, valium and morphine.

Medical marijuana is used for the following debilitating illnesses and conditions

  • AIDS/HIV – Marijuana benefits those with a compromised immune system as it is a smooth muscle relaxant – stopping nausea, stimulating the appetite and allowing patients to maintain their normal body weight
  • Atherosclerosis and strokes – Marijuana protects against heart attacks, Alzheimer’s and other dementias
  • Anorexia – Marijuana dehydrates the mouth, stimulates appetite and enhances flavors and tastes
  • Arthritis – Marijuana soothes joints, is an analgesic, reduces pain, improves mobility and is anti-inflammatory
  • Cancer – Marijuana reduces nausea caused by chemotherapy, stimulates the appetite and combats excessive weight loss; reduces pain, leg cramps, headaches and chronic fatigue; and increases sleep and rest and elevates the patient’s mood and spirits resulting in improvement of their quality of life and chances of recovery
  • Chronic pain – Marijuana blocks pain pathways in the CNS relieving pain from neuritis and neuropathy (pain caused by injured and inflamed nerves), conditions commonly treated with opiates and narcotics such as codeine morphine and oxycodone which are addictive and may become less effective with prolonged use
  • Epilepsy and Seizures – Marijuana calms overactive nerves, relaxes muscles, and reduces muscle cramps, convulsions and spasms (Epileptics patients are cautioned against oral use of THC)
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders – Marijuana stimulates appetite, settles the intestinal tract, calms the stomach and relaxes the colon relieving symptoms such as pain, cramping, inflammation, diarrhea and weight loss
  • Glaucoma – Marijuana reduces pressure in the eye caused by buildup of ocular fluid and can halt painful progressive vision loss and acute attacks
  • Hepatitis C – Typical hepatitis C therapy includes taking drugs with severe side effects such as nausea loss of appetite, fatigue and depression, all of which are relieved by the use of medical marijuana
  • Migraines – Marijuana reduces light sensitivity, nausea, vomiting and pain associated with migraines and can be used regularly to prevent migraines
  • Multiple Sclerosis – Cannabidiols control tremors and convulsion with no toxicity or behavior impairment
  • Pain – Marijuana relieves many types of pain and can be used synergistically with opiates and narcotics, allowing patients to reduce their dosage of prescription drugs (and their adverse side effects)