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.
We’re still a few weeks out from knowing which of the five proposed medical conditions will be added to the list of Ohio qualifying conditions, but the State Medical Board of Ohio have officially recommended that autism and anxiety be added to the program. The Green Health Docs Advocacy Team outlines what this means for Ohioans, anxiety patients and those suffering from the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder.
Medical marijuana (also known as cannabis) is an effective treatment for literally dozens of qualifying medical conditions. In this article, we will explore what Fibromyalgia is exactly and how it affects the body. We’ll also take a look at the research that’s been conducted showing how medical marijuana may be able to help, especially for fibromyalgia patients who have exhausted other treatment options.
Medical marijuana has long been used to treat a number of medical conditions, many of which manifest physical symptoms that marijuana (also known as cannabis) can address. Cannabis is not only beneficial to the body, but also the mind. We will take a look at how cannabis can help with PTSD and other psychological disorders, like anxiety and depression.
Research has shown that medical marijuana can be used to treat a variety of ailments. One of the most common conditions we see at Green Health Docs is pain. Though the term varies by which state you may live in, pain is generally defined as chronic, intractable or severe. And medical marijuana for pain is usually the number one condition noted in every single state with an implemented medical marijuana program. This makes pain the most common qualifying condition for literally millions of patients.