Conditions Medical Marijuana Treats Questions and Answers
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How does Medical Marijuana work?
Which conditions can medical marijuana help treat?
Which doctor can I see about Medical Marijuana?
Do I need a medical marijuana card to get medical marijuana?
Medical marijuana differs from the illegal street drug version and while both types of marijuana are illegal in the U.S. some regions do allow medical marijuana for the treatment of specific medical conditions under the supervision of a doctor. Medical marijuana is derived from the Cannabis sativa plant and the chemicals found within it. A marijuana plant contains over 100 chemicals, with each one having a different effect on the body. The primary chemicals from the plant that are used for medicinal purposes are cannabidiol (CBD) and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The “high” that people feel from ingesting marijuana comes from the THC chemical, whereas CBD doesn’t cause the “high”. Medical marijuana can be taken in one of several ways, in whichever method is the best option for you. Each method is absorbed into the body differently which will determine how long it takes for its effects of it to be felt. For example, smoking it or inhaling it through a vaporizer will have the quickest response time, whereas eating it will take much longer to be able to feel the effects. It can also be taken in the form of liquid drops placed under your tongue or applied to your skin in the form of an oil, cream, lotion, or spray. Products applied to your skin won’t cause a “high” due to them not being ingested and the drug not reaching your brain through your bloodstream.
Research is ongoing on the effectiveness of medical marijuana on different types of illness and disease to understand its short and long-term effects. So far it has been shown to be successful in reducing nausea and vomiting brought on by chemotherapy, reducing chronic pain, and easing stiff or tight muscles associated with multiple sclerosis. Further research is still being conducted to determine if it does help with symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, glaucoma, pain, seizure, mental health conditions such as PTSD, and schizophrenia, among other conditions. While users of marijuana may claim it does help with some of these conditions, it hasn’t yet been proven by medical research to be effective. Limited research has shown there is potential for medical marijuana to reduce anxiety, reduce inflammation, relieve pain, kill cancer cells, slow tumor growth, and relax tight muscles caused by MS but again further research and testing is needed to prove these treatments are truly successful.
The requirements and certifications for prescribing medical marijuana will vary by the laws of each state. Your first contact point for any medical treatment option should always be your primary care physician, including the use of medical marijuana. They have full access to your medical history and will be able to provide you with options and opinions based on your unique situation and symptoms. Your doctor should be open to the idea of getting you the best treatment possible for your health, with many doctors being open to the idea of cannabis and medical marijuana as a form of treatment. Your doctor will be able to help you determine if medical marijuana is the right treatment option for you and then be able to direct you where to get a medical marijuana card. If your doctor is not open to the idea of medical marijuana or doesn’t know much about using it as a treatment, you are free to source out a marijuana doctor on your own.
This may be dependent on the state you live in, or are trying to buy marijuana in, based on the laws of the state around the use of marijuana for medicinal or recreational purposes. Having a medical marijuana card will provide you with easier access to medical marijuana as it shows that you have been cleared to use it for medical purposes. You can also get perks from your medical marijuana card such as exclusive deals, access to a wider assortment of products, higher possession limits, more legal protection, and the ability to grow your own plants in some states. However, there are also disadvantages of having a medical marijuana card such as not being allowed to legally own a firearm, not being allowed to work in certain industries such as commercial drivers or government jobs, and having a record of the amount of medical marijuana you purchase.
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