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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

Fissure (Definition)

Grooves or clefts in various anatomical structures such as the brain (transverse fissure between cerebrum & cerebellum), the skull (sphenoidal fissure), the liver (for the ligamentum teres), the lung (oblique fissure), the spinal cord (ventral median fissure), or other structures such as the palpebral fissure between upper & lower eyelids. Can also be a tear in a structure ...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?

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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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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Does medical marijuana help delayed sleep phase syndrome?

Does medical marijuana help delayed sleep phase syndrome?

Marijuana and sleep: In general no. Mj is most know regarding n3 and rem adjustment. Illicit drugs are not recommended and most times for dsps or other circadian disorders medications are not treatments of choice. ...Read more

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Can medical marijuana be used to treat high myopia and astigmatism?

Can medical marijuana be used to treat high myopia and astigmatism?

No: Glaucoma is the only eye condition that marijuana has been known to benefit. There are also better, safer alternatives. Myopia and astigmatism needs eyeglasses or in some cases, contacts. Your ophthalmologist or optometrist can help with that. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to qualify for medical marijuana because two spine surgery?

Is it possible for me to qualify for medical marijuana because two spine surgery?

It depends: This depends on the laws in your state, and how physicians treating you evaluate your condition. Just having spine surgery would not be an automatic reason for medical marijuana, no. If you're having pain, a spinal surgery and/or pain medicine consult might be in order. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with Thoracic Spondylosis. Do I qualify for medical marijuana?

I have been diagnosed with Thoracic Spondylosis. Do I qualify for medical marijuana?

Medical marijuana: I have been diagnosed with Thoracic Spondylosis. Do I qualify for medical marijuana? ANS: age? Does it hurt? Dx alone is not reasons to get it. What else have you tried and failed. Available for 2nd opinion anytime. ...Read more

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Would you prescribe klonopin (clonazepam) and medical marijuana together? Is it even legal?

Klonopin/Marijuana: Empirically there is no problem taking Klonopin (clonazepam) and marijuana together. Medical marijuana is legal in certain states of the us. I practice in new jersey where medical marijuana is legal, and yes in certain patients, I have prescribed both. ...Read more

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Is there a such thing as medical marijuana? If so which doctor prescribes? What affect does long term marijuana do to the body?

Is there a such thing as medical marijuana? If so which doctor prescribes? What affect does long term marijuana do to the body?

Not in Texas: If you decide this is for you, don't expect any physician in Texas would risk his/her license to prescribe it for you. Move to Colorado or another permissive state and you can find out what their restrictions are. ...Read more

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I have vulvodynia and someone suggested medical marijuana because I'm taking gabapentin and it's not helping. Would that be a better option?

I have vulvodynia and someone suggested medical marijuana because I'm taking gabapentin and it's not helping. Would that be a better option?

Marijuana: I see that you're in georgia, where marijuana is not legal. "medical" marijuana would be problematic for you in that case. If your current medications are not helping your vulvodynia, you need to tell your doctor and work towards something that provides relief. Please discuss your ideas with your physician so that you can have a full conversation about them. ...Read more

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I am a medical marijuana patient n I been trying to get pregnant for over 2 yrs. I know people that got pregnant smoking so what's wrong with me?

I am a medical marijuana patient n I been trying to get pregnant for over 2 yrs. I know people that got pregnant smoking so what's wrong with me?

Don't smoke if preg: If you contemplate pregnancy, don't smoke mj or tobacco. They cause harmful effects on the fetus. Mj is associated with chromosomal breaks, prematurity and learning disabilities in fetuses exposed to it in utero. ...Read more

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Can mild medical marijuana use help when in agoraphobic situations, such as a crowded place which would ordinarily make me highly nervous/panicky?

Know the product: Medical marijuana is required to list THC concentrations, etc. I suspect a product with low THC would be much more helpful in your situation as it would be more likely to have a calming rather than energizing effect (higher THC often relates to the 'high' or 'stoned' effect recreational marijuana users seek but is also related to side effects of paranoia, anxiety, stimulating autonomic system. ...Read more

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Hello, I just wanted to know if I qualify for medical marijuana because I have been diagnosed with Thoracic Spondylosis and I am only 30 years old.

Local issue: In most of the country this is still illegal and a doc could lose their license by providing you access to it. However, there are some states that ignore the federal law & have liberal access programs. The rules are made within each area, so you must look into this locally. For some, they could get access with a stubbed toe. ...Read more

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By all means not attacking, but why so against the use of medical marijuana vs opiates, which could lead to harsh addiction etc? I would like a 2nd op

I am an: Anesthesiologist and I am not against the control use of medical marijuana. My problem is that m is the 3rd most popular recreational drug in usa. And many teenager are using a non medical strain that is, in my opinion, damaging their brains. Everything in excess is no good. Please watch dr sanjay gupta report at cnn press room. ...Read more

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I was in an extremely bad car accident. This caused both of my lungs to collapse. If medical marijuana became legal in my state would it cause problem?

Should be OK but...: Thank-you for your service to our country (i'm guessing you're not in afghanistan on vacation).
Your lungs should be as good as new over time but to err on the side of caution I advise waiting at least a year before smoking to give your lungs time to heal. You can use it orally or topically before then. Marijuana can be very helpful for back pain ; spasm. High cbd strains are less intoxicating. ...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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Can medical marijuana help seizures?

Can medical marijuana help seizures?

Not Enough Evidence: Marijuana contains many cannabis compounds which differ in convulsants and anticonvulsant properties. There are also unknown properties of marijuana. Further research is needed to determine the effectiveness and side effects of cannabis as an anti-seizure drug. ...Read more

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Will medical marijuana help for chronic back pain?

Will medical marijuana help for chronic back pain?

Short term: This is only a short-term solution. Perhaps a better approach is to use the techniques related to mindfulness. See work by jon kabat-zinn or joan borysenko. ...Read more

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Can a person with macular edema get medical marijuana?

Medical marijuana: Medical marijuana does nothing to help macular edema. Historically, people have thought that they could treat glaucoma (elevated intraocular pressures) with marijuana, but this is not the case. The iop lowering effects of this drug are very short lived and so currently this is not an accepted mode of treatment for this condition. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take medical marijuana for cancer pain?

Medical Marijuana: This answer will depend on the way you get access to marijuana. Many of my patients take this by ingesting marijuana in tea, butter, cookies or other baked goods. One does not have to smoke marijuana to get it's medicinal effects.

But, smoking is also a common way that people get relief with this medicinal herb. ...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


Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more