With over half the states in the country legalizing medical cannabis, there has been a lot of talk about how it can help patients with different conditions. You may have heard tidbits here and there of how medical cannabis helps patients. Here are the three most common conditions treated with cannabis.
While studies are inconclusive when it comes to cannabis’s ability to cure or treat cancer, there is no doubt that cannabis helps cancer patients. It can increase appetite, decrease nausea, help combat the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, and improve overall health and emotional wellbeing during what is undoubtedly one of the most difficult things a person can go through.
Many studies have been done as to how cannabis can help epileptic patients. Even children who have been dosed with CBD oil have shown a marked improvement in their condition, with seizures either stopping completely or becoming few and far between. Medical cannabis is even more effective for adult patients with epilepsy.
There are a variety of mental illnesses that have been successfully treated with cannabis. Depression, anxiety, insomnia, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and other common mental illnesses are all treated successfully with cannabis every day. Researchers are still trying to understand how cannabis affects the brain, but it is clear that symptoms are decreased or eliminated with cannabis use.
If you have one of these or another medical condition that might qualify you to try medical cannabis, contact us today for more information or to get started.