Do you struggle with Crohn’s disease? If so, medical marijuana may be able to provide some relief. The State of Ohio recognizes Crohn’s disease as a qualifying condition for its medical marijuana program, and getting certified as a patient is easier than you may realize. Read More
Cannabis enjoys widespread popularity among multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Research indicates that as many as 60% of MS patients currently use medical marijuana, and as many as 90% would consider using it if it were legal and medically validated. If you live in Ohio and are considering cannabis for your MS, there’s good news. The state recognizes multiple sclerosis as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana. Read More
If you live with fibromyalgia, you may qualify for medical marijuana in Arkansas. Cannabis has been shown to address common symptoms and may help to improve your quality of life. Because fibromyalgia appears on the state’s list of qualifying conditions, you should have no trouble getting certified as long as you have a confirmed diagnosis. There are some conditions and restrictions, which we’ll address. Read More
Do you live—or do you care for someone who lives—with Alzheimer’s disease? If you reside in Arkansas, you may qualify for a medical marijuana card. Alzheimer’s appears on the state’s official list of qualifying conditions, and prospective patients can apply from the comfort of home. Read More
Ohio currently recognizes 21 qualifying conditions for prospective medical marijuana patients. Nausea doesn’t appear on the list, but you may still qualify as a patient. Nausea is a symptom of numerous medical conditions, several of which are recognized as qualifying conditions by Ohio’s Board of Pharmacy. Read More
Medical marijuana may be effective for numerous symptoms associated with HIV treatment. If you’re an Ohio resident who lives with the virus, there’s good news: HIV/AIDS is recognized as one of the Board of Pharmacy’s 21 qualifying conditions for medical marijuana. You can even get certified online with a telemedicine evaluation. Read More
If you’re a Maryland resident living with Parkinson’s disease, medical marijuana may provide you with some symptom relief and improve your quality of life. There has been some confusion as to whether Parkinson’s patients qualify for medical marijuana in Maryland, as the state doesn’t explicitly list the disease among its qualifying conditions. However, the language of the law does make it clear that most Parkinson’s sufferers are in fact eligible. Read More
Irritable bowel syndrome impacts as much as 10 to 15 percent of the U.S. population, but there may be some hope for relief in the form of medical marijuana for IBS sufferers. A growing body of research highlights cannabis as a potentially effective treatment for both the symptoms and the root cause. And although most states don’t specifically recognize IBS as a qualifying condition, there are conditions under which a patient may still qualify. Read More
Migraines are among the most severe and difficult-to-treat headaches, affecting 36 million Americans, but a growing body of research indicates that medical marijuana may provide relief. If you live in Missouri and suffer from persistent migraines, there may be some good news. The state’s Department of Health & Senior Services has listed migraines among its qualifying conditions for a Missouri medical marijuana card, but there are some restrictions. Read More
Studies have shown that cannabis can be highly effective for relieving anxiety. As Missouri deploys its medical cannabis program, patients considering getting their Missouri medical marijuana card are wondering if their anxiety disorder will qualify them for certification. While anxiety isn’t explicitly listed on the state’s official list of qualifying conditions, there may be some hope for anxiety sufferers seeking relief. Read More
In 2018, Utah voters approved Proposition 2, with 52.75% of voters in favor. Shortly thereafter, the legislature took steps to amend the measure, ultimately replacing it with the Utah Medical Cannabis Act. Although advocates continue to fight the replacement measure in court and further changes may still be made, medical marijuana is now available to qualifying patients.
But who exactly is a “qualifying patient?”
Marijuana has been used medicinally for literally ages, dating back hundreds, if not thousands of years. But laws, restrictions and propaganda stigmatized cannabis as medicine in the modern era. This stigma has taken decades to shatter. But one of the first medical conditions that was widely recognized by modern medical communities as possibly benefitting from cannabis use was Parkinson’s Disease. We’ll take a look at the science and research of Parkinson’s and marijuana, and explore how cannabis can help patients troubled by this tragic affliction.
The Ohio State Medical Board has decided to table a vote on adding autism spectrum disorder and anxiety as new qualifying conditions allowed in the state’s medical marijuana program. Our Green Health Docs Advocacy Team explores why the Ohio State Medical Board made this admittedly frustrating decision.