There are a wide variety of conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana.

They are, but not limited to, the following:
– AIDs
– Anorexia
– Arthritis
– Cachexia
– Cancer
– Chronic pain
– Glaucoma
– Migraines
– Muscle spasms
– Severe nausea
– Any chronic symptom that (a) substantially limits a person’s ability to conduct one or more major life activities or (b) if not alleviated, can cause serious harm to the patient’s safety or physical or mental health.

The following excerpt is taken from the Compassionate Use Act of 1996:

(h) “Serious medical condition” means all of the following medical conditions:

(1) Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

(2) Anorexia.

(3) Arthritis.

(4) Cachexia.

(5) Cancer.

(6) Chronic pain.

(7) Glaucoma.

(8) Migraine.

(9) Persistent muscle spasms, including, but not limited to, spasms associated with multiple sclerosis.

(10) Seizures, including, but not limited to, seizures associated with epilepsy.

(11) Severe nausea.

(12) Any other chronic or persistent medical symptom that either:

(A) Substantially limits the ability of the person to conduct one or more major life activities as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-336).

(B) If not alleviated, may cause serious harm to the patient’s safety or physical or mental health.

16 Responses

  1. mike graham

    i’m not a fan of the whole “marijuana’ of “420” thing, it causes problems when you are trying to discuss medicinal value when you talk in slang… science and legal scholars, as well as physicians use the name “CANNABIS”!! just saying~~!!

  2. Blage

    A “FAG” is a cigarette in England. Marijuana is used by people of Latin decent. You probably don’t partake, due to paranoia. If your not into it, than why are you here! JUST SAYING~~!!

  3. Louis

    do I just go to my doctor or is there someone special to go to in bellingham wa I really want to quit the meds I take

  4. veronica vaughn

    Wish they would add anxiety and bipolar disorder to the list… hoping someone does more studies, would much rather take something natural to calm me rather than the pills they push, they make me feel like a zombie, and cannabis allows me to be myself and still enjoy life.

  5. grandma pain

    most recent research by the u.k. and canada where released showing the efficacy of cannibas on periperal neuropathy a condition that affects diabetics and is very dificult to treat if not impossible

  6. Tom

    @Blage ‘Marijuana’ is actually a term for Cannabis that was invented by the American government for use in their propaganda against cannabis (its actually a name for a type of wild mexican tobacco). Its is actually a fairly racist term because it was intended to look and sound Mexican so that the American white majority public saw it as something strange and foreign. In their propaganda they basically said that Blacks and Mexicans were smoking it, then raping white women. So ‘Marijuana’ made it seem like a new and dangerous foreign narcotic!

  7. Dave K

    I can remember more than one soldier coming home from Vietnam that said that cannabis helped them with symptoms of PTSD. Many of our soldiers today report the same and cannabis is allowed for treatment of PTSD in the state of New Mexico. Cannabis is also very effective for people who suffer from high levels of stress. Cannabis allows the muscles to relax and allows those experiencing stress to fall asleep easily. I favor medical marijuana legislation that allows for a doctor to recommend cannabis for any disorder that they believe would benefit their patient. Those who argue for well crafted laws to determine what my doctor can or cannot do in this regard often are the same ones that argue that marijuana is not “really” medicine at all.

  8. Bon-Ton

    I have been smoking refeer since I was 13 years old. It has been around for 1,000’s of years for medicinal use. I’m now 52 and fell and broke my back, herniated 6 disc, have RA, fibromyalgia, muscle spasms and cramps, depression and serve anxiety. Cannabis makes my whole body relax better than the morphine and vicodine the doctors have my on for pain. You tell me, which is more dangerous? The pills right? Right. I should know, I living proof. Our government is so stupid, they could be making money from it just like they do booze and cigarettes. These people who make up the laws should have to be made to smoke it before they judge it. How can a person judge something they never tried.

  9. dimebagdom

    Hi there,
    I’ve been smoking cannabis for 4 years. Before I started, I had back pain that I couldn’t get to stop hurting with pain pills. Since i started smoking cannabis, I haven’t had any back pains since. I’d have to say that cannabis is the best known cure for any type of pain. It’s God’s gift to us.

  10. e. mortensen

    i have found cannabis to be very helpful with my PTSD. the numerous meds the VA gave me just made life worse because i was always sleeping or my head was in a fog, but since i’ve been smoking/vaping my wife and i have noted a positive change. not to say i’m “cured” i still have bad days, just not as much. i hope my state puts PTSD on the list for medical marijuana usage, because it has really been a blessing.

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