Alzheimer's Disease
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Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease caused by the buildup in the brain of extracellular plaques and intracellular tangles. These processes lead to destruction of brain cells and, subsequently, to severe dementia and associated issues.

Medical Marijuana Uses:

  • Treat sleep disturbance or psychological symptoms (depression and anxiety).
  • Relief for nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite (potential side effects from many standard Alzheimer’s disease medications).
  • Studies also show that low doses of THC could slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s.
Lou Gehrig's Disease
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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder that results in a selective loss of motor neurons in the spinal cord, brain stem and motor cortex.

Medical Marijuana Uses:

  • Recent preclinical findings indicate the possibility that cannabinoids can delay ALS progression.
  • Assist in alleviating pain, appetite loss, depression and drooling.
Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
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Cachexia is the loss of weight, muscle atrophy, fatigue, weakness and significant loss of appetite. Cachexia can by a sign of various underlying disorders, many fatal.

Medical Marijuana Uses:

  • Treat loss of appetite
  • Treat nausea and vomiting
Cancer
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Millions of people suffer from cancer and the resulting side effects of treatment. Current studies are beginning to bring to light that cannabinoids may fight cancer cells.

Medical Marijuana Uses:

  • Reduce nausea and vomiting that is caused by chemotherapy
  • Increase appetite to offset the weight loss cancer patients experience from chemotherapy
  • Reduce pain and assist with sleep problems
  • As more research surfaces, there may be a potential finding that medical marijuana can actually fight cancer cells.
Chronic pain
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Chronic pain affects millions of Americans. To be officially labeled as chronic pain, the issue must last longer than three months. Chronic, or severe, pain can turn in a debilitating issue for many patients.

Medical Marijuana Uses:

  • Reduces inflammation
  • A combined therapy of opiates and cannabis can result in reduced opiate dosages
  • Pain management
  • Helps with sleep problems brought on by chronic pain
Crohn's Disease
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Chrohn’s Disease causes inflammation to the lining and wall of the large and/or small intestine. Chrohn’s Disease results in abdominal pain, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, weight loss, and fever.

Medical Marijuana Uses:

  • Provides anti-inflammatory in patients
  • Reduce nausea
  • Stimulate appetite
  • Relieve pain
Glaucoma
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Glaucoma is an eye condition in which the optic nerve becomes damaged over time, reducing side vision. It is the leading cause of blindness in the United States.

Medical Marijuana Uses:

  • Lowers intraocular pressure
  • Relieves pain
  • Studies show that local administration have the possibility of being effective
Hepatitis C
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Hepatitis C is a viral disease of the liver, associated with fatigue, joint pain, and liver impairments (cirrhosis & liver cancer).

Medical Marijuana Uses:

  • Preclinical data shows that it may moderate aspects of chronic liver disease
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Helps patients preserve through treatment
HIV or AIDS
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Human immunodeficiency virus is a disease that compromises a person’s immune system by killing protective blood cells. Nearly one in three HIV/AIDS patients uses medical marijuana in their fights against AIDS.

Medical Marijuana Uses:

  • Pain relief
  • Reduce nausea
  • Increase appetite
  • Targets neuropathic pain
  • Studies show potential as an inhibitor
Seizures
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Epilepsy comes in many different syndromes, including Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, both linked to intellectual disability and lifelong seizures.

Medical Marijuana Uses:

  • A recent study has shown that a liquid form of medical marijuana caused seizures to fall by an average of 54 percent.
  • Better sleep
  • Mood enhancer
Multiple Sclerosis
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Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating and sometimes fatal disorder of the central nervous system. It typically appears between the ages of 20 and 40. It manifests due to the immune system attached the protective covering around nerve fibers.

Medical Marijuana Uses:

  • Calm muscle spasms
  • Pain relief
  • Sleep enhancer
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antidepressant
Severe Nausea
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There are many causes of severe nausea, notably motion sickness, infections, numerous medications, panic attacks and more. Medical marijuana is a known antiemetic that can help with severe nausea.

Medical Marijuana Uses:

  • Antiemetic to reduce nausea
  • Can be combined with other antiemetics to increase the effects of both.
PTSD
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Post-traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety condition caused by disturbing episodes, such as military combat or sexual assault. The persistence of PTSD is attributed to changes in brain chemistry.

Medical Marijuana Uses:

  • Replenishes missing endocannabinoids
  • Relieves anxiety
  • Enhances moods