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Medical marijuana for type 1 diabetes? I live in oregon and have type 1 diabetes. I was just curious, I had heard that some studies had been done that showed type 1 diabetics who were insulin dependent could be treated with marijuana. Is this true and I

Medical marijuana for type 1 diabetes? I live in oregon and have type 1 diabetes. I was just curious, I had heard that some studies had been done that showed type 1 diabetics who were insulin dependent could be treated with marijuana. Is this true and I

All: All persons with type 1 diabetes require Insulin for survival and control of blood glucose. We do not use the term "insulin dependent" any more. There is no evidence that marijuana would eliminate the need for insulin. In fact, you might expect an increased need since it does tend to increase appetite in most people. So I would not sign for your card. Sorry. But on the other hand there is substantial evidence and scientific/medical support for the conclusion that the drug war has failed miserably and that marijuana ought to be legalized for all. See the links below. ...Read more

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more


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Am I eligible for a medical marijuana card in colorado? I have insomnia but have never actually been "treated" for it. I have taken a few OTC pills which have antihistamines in them which I already have to take for allergies. I just wake up with a "hungov

Am I eligible for a medical marijuana card in colorado? I have insomnia but have never actually been "treated" for it. I have taken a few OTC pills which have antihistamines in them which I already have to take for allergies. I just wake up with a "hungov

Why bother?: Colorado has legalized possession of marijuana in small amounts for recreational purposes, and you do not need a "medical marijuana card." pot is not particularly great for insomnia anyway. Insomnia is not a diagnosis - it is a symptom of something else. If you are having major problems sleeping, your doctor can look into the reasons (too much caffeine, depression, anxiety) and help treat those. ...Read more

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What are some uses for medical marijuana?

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What are some uses for medical marijuana?

Pot: Severe glaucoma, intractable pain in terminal illnesses are few. ...Read more

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What qualifies people for medical marijuana?

What qualifies people for medical marijuana?

Different by State: Each state that has med marijuana laws has different conditions for which weed can be prescribed. Interestingly, Colorado, which has both recreational AND med marijuana laws, recently voted AGAINST medical marijuana for PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). Here is a list you may find useful: http://www. Unitedpatientsgroup. Com/resources/illnesses-treatable ...Read more

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What conditions do you feel medical marijuana should be an option for?

Not fully clear, but: Information of interest follows:
1. European study of multiple sclerosis pts with spasticity, found some relief from smoking mj 2. Recent study seemed to show improved tremor in some parkinson's pts.
3. Some folks are convinced that their migraine events can be quelled by using marijuana regularly. But, realize, consistent scientific research studies are not completed yet. (? Placebo effect?). ...Read more

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Can medical marijuana help heal a foot infection?

Can medical marijuana help heal a foot infection?

Doubtful: Marijuana is clinically recognized in at least 20 states as safe and effective for treating a variety of medical conditions, including diagnosis of aids, cancer, chronic pain, glaucoma, chrones disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and ptsd. It is not recommended for treating any type of infection...Be it viral, bacterial, or fungal. ...Read more

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Can medical marijuana be used for a hip dislocation?

Can medical marijuana be used for a hip dislocation?

Not legitimately: No specific benefit for such a thing, and it's use would be a "reach" for nausea related to other drugs used perhaps. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! Will medical marijuana can cure asthma?

Need doctor's help! Will medical marijuana can cure asthma?

Doubtful: I had my worst asthma attack in my whole life when sitting in front of someone at a comedy club who was smoking pot. I doubt that it will be a viable cure for asthma. ...Read more

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Will medical marijuana help torn cartilage pain in my ribs?

Will medical marijuana help torn cartilage pain in my ribs?

Medical THC: There are many other safer medications for this pain. I would strongly advise against medical thc. ...Read more

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Can I vaporize medical marijuana while on xarelto and niacin?

Can I vaporize medical marijuana while on xarelto and niacin?

Yes: There are no known interactions between marijuana and Xarelto or niacin.
Marijuana can safely be combined with most medications. The main interactions listed are those with drugs that are psychoactive, such as drugs that are sedating or antidepressants, with warnings that people may experience more drowsiness if combined with marijuana, but these interactions are usually not serious. ...Read more

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Is it safe to smoke medical marijuana before a routine blood test?

You'll have some: Explaining to do. If you have a medical card and script for marijuana, then you'll have to show all the blood testers that information before hand so if they do screen for street drugs then they will find what they expected to find. ...Read more

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Is erythema multiforme a conditon you can get medical marijuana for?

Is erythema multiforme a conditon you can get medical marijuana for?

No: Erythema multiforme is an allergic reaction. Em minor is similar to a very bad case of hives. Em major is severe and needs treatment in a hospital. Substance abuse often means a person exposes himself to illegal drugs (unknown purity, unknown additives, unknown amounts, etc...) and is at risk for getting allergic reactions to unknown substances he takes. ...Read more

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Is it true that medical marijuana helps with diabetic neuropathy as well as with other things?

Is it true that medical marijuana helps with diabetic neuropathy as well as with other things?

Marijuana: Marijuana can relieve symptoms of diabetic neuropathy and other conditions. However, it will not affect on the disease at all. You would need to have medial marijuana card to obtain it. ...Read more

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Can someone gets a prescription for boost (nutrition drink) and is medical Marijuana prescribed for chronic pancreatitis?

Chronic pancreatitis: If it's medically indicated a prescription can be written for nutritional supplemental drinks. Not all insurances will cover as it is available "OTC". As far as the chronic pancreatitis - the only literature I am aware of have found marijuana as a cause for recurrent pancreatitis so I highly doubt it's being used as a treatment (unless as marinol for appetite issues). ...Read more

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How effective is medical Marijuana for temporal arteritis? And how safe are corticosteroids? And please no discussion of politics over MM

Urgent Treatment: Temporal Arteritis is a serious condition and requires immediate treatment to avoid serious complications like Blindness. Medical Marijuana will not prevent those complications. You should discuss with your Doc. ...Read more

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Can medical marijuana be used in the treatment of nephrotic syndrome? Looking to replace existing medications with side-effect-friendlier ones.

Marijuana: I don't think it is a good idea while you have nephritic syndrome. Please discuss this with the doctor seeing you for the nephritic syndrome.

Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Is medical marijuana ever prescribed to treat symptoms of fibromyalgia? Scared to ask my doc about this as other treatments don't help. Weed does.

Is medical marijuana ever prescribed to treat symptoms of fibromyalgia? Scared to ask my doc about this as other treatments don't help. Weed does.

Yes: Our bodies naturally make pain relievers called endorphins, but they also make other substances that can trigger pain relief in the so-called endocannabinoid system. This system seems to play a key role in many processes in the body, including modulating how we feel pain. Marijuana contains cannabinoids very similar to those that occur in the body naturally. ...Read more

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Aunt from california uses medical marijuana for her multiple sclerosis. She is traveling to florida which doesn't allow medical weed. What does she do?

Aunt from california uses medical marijuana for her multiple sclerosis. She is traveling to florida which doesn't allow medical weed. What does she do?

Medical Marijuana: You will need to talk to your prescibing physician about a non marijuana substitute while you're in Florida plus any withdrawal symptoms you may need to anticipate. ...Read more

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Is it OK to take me medical marijuana which is high in CBD 14.6 very low in THC.8 with clarithromycin 2 x 500mg a day? Will it affect my liver or slow

Brain: Despite being legal, it is not okay to take marijuana. It is a psychoactive drug that will mess with your brain.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Could medical marijuana help? I have migraines on an almost daily basis to due to suffering numerous concussions throughout my life. I've tried prescriptions that didn't work. Do you think medical marijuana could be a good solution to my issue? Thanks for

Could medical marijuana help? I have migraines on an almost daily basis to due to suffering numerous concussions throughout my life. I've tried prescriptions that didn't work. Do you think medical marijuana could be a good solution to my issue? Thanks for

Preventive meds: The best treatment for migraine is 1)finding out if there are foods or other environmental factors causing them and avoiding those things and 2) medications that prevent (not treat) migraine like verapamil, beta blockers or low-dose tricyclic antidepressants. Best treatment is with triptans. Some of my patients have gotten benefit from 'medical' mj, but most have not. Plus- unknown purity&smoked. ...Read more

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Are there any drawbacks to vaporizing medical marijuana?

Concerns: I would be concerned about doing that. Marijuana smoke contains bronchial irritants. Prolonged use of cannabis can lead to airway inflammation, wheezing & increases in sputum production. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: medical marijuana?

Medical Marijuana: It is the parts of the herb cannabis used as a physician-recommended form of medicine or herbal therapy or as synthetic forms such as thc. Some uses are; to ameliorate nausea/vomiting, to stimulate hunger in aids or chemotherapy patients, to treat glaucoma, neurogenic pain, spasticity, & asthma. ...Read more

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I have glaucoma. Is it okay to take medical marijuana?

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Glaucoma: As long as there are safer treatments for glaucoma, marijuana is not ok. ...Read more

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What is your view of medical marijuana for treating Crohn's disease?

What is your view of medical marijuana for treating Crohn's disease?

Mixed bag: I agree with dr. Baker, but see in my chronic illness counseling practice lots of pot use, because some GI docs are routinely recommending it to young patients. This is a pain reliever right now; not a cure. Heavy pot use stops people from working on other issues (family, work) that may be fueling the inflammation, not good. Long term use also presupposes that chronic pain (inflammation) is ok. ...Read more

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Does medical marijuana help blood glucose levels?

Does medical marijuana help blood glucose levels?

Marijuana = Munchies: I cannot think of any medical reason that would help blood glucose. Marijuana causes hunger and excess eating...Which may very well raise blood glucose levels. ...Read more

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Is medical marijuana given for avascular necrosis?

No: Doing a literature search on medline revealed no studies on the use of marijuana for avascular necrosis. ...Read more

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Can medical marijuana be used for congenital cataract?

Can medical marijuana be used for congenital cataract?

No: Marijuana cannot change problems in the lens of the eye, where cataracts form. ...Read more

Medical Marijuana (Definition)

It is the parts of the herb cannabis used as a physician-recommended form of medicine or herbal therapy or as synthetic forms such as thc. Some uses are; to ameliorate nausea/vomiting, to stimulate hunger in aids or chemotherapy patients, to treat glaucoma, neurogenic ...Read more


Marijuana (Definition)

Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use ...Read more