In most countries it is illegal to poses marijuana; however it is used in the hospital to treat various diseases. When a patient has a medical marijuana card he/she can use the marijuana without being afraid of finding themselves in the wrong side of the law.
In which diseases can medical cannabis be used?
Since cannabis has a broad and diverse therapeutic spectrum, it is generally to be welcomed that medicinal cannabis can be relatively freely prescribed by the formulation, which is kept open in the law. The decision as to whether to use cannabis as medicine is at the discretion of the physician in consultation with the patient. Of course, this will only be the case if the doctor finds evidence of an effect of cannabis on the disease.
So there is no explicit exclusion catalog of diseases for which medical cannabis can be used.
Effect of medical marijuana in inflammatory diseases such as (poly) arthritis and rheumatism:
Since such disease symptoms are very common in seniors and are also mentally distressing, this was an indication for the administration of carefully selected dose and form of marijuana. A woman reports in the post how the treatment had brought her from her life fatigue.
Another field of application are, for example, post-traumatic stress disorders. Likewise, the positive effect on loss of appetite is reported. Schizophrenia can also be successfully treated with cannabis.
Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis
Conventional medicine often treats chronic, incurable diseases with multiple, side-effect tablets that patients can barely swallow (due to their age and possible dysphagia). Again, side effects can be avoided and symptoms relieved, such as tremor in Parkinson’s.
AIDS and cancer
The accompanying and pain symptoms can also be alleviated in these diseases. Medical cannabis is a fast-acting analgesic.
Other popular applications
Multiple sclerosis patients also reported considerable relief.
85 percent of all people with Tourette’s syndrome react positively to cannabis, so that many people could be helped here. Instead, they have to endure much more expensive psychotropic drugs with their side effects, because the doctors do not want to go this way and health insurance companies finance the costs at best minimally.
In this video, parents report on the success of the application of epilepsy in their children and the associated reduction of family burdens.
Several people report how they have been cured of cancer by taking marijuana and using it as a very effective cancer preventive.
Cannabis has also been proven in heart disease and can significantly reduce the risk of heart attack. It has also been used to treat insulin-dependent diabetes. If the plant is not heated, it can also be used as an effective antioxidant.
How are the medicines used?
Apart from Sativex, the products can each be inhaled, baked or prepared as tea. In the latter, however, it should be noted that the cannabinoids are not water-soluble, but fat-soluble. With such further processing, however, a standardized intake is difficult. Dronabinol is usually delivered in the form of oily drops and can be taken orally, but also evaporated.
Inhalation is possible by smoking or, using a vaporiser, by evaporation. Doctors advise to vaporize or vaporise, as this way no potentially harmful substances are inhaled. Which type of intake is preferable depends on the patient’s indication and possibly any other existing illnesses. However, the patient can express his desire to take.
However: cannabis is not a miracle cure and does not help all patients! Especially patients with a high risk of psychosis or pre-existing conditions in the heart must exercise caution when using cannabis. In general, a medically accompanied, targeted use of cannabis is always preferable to a self-organized application. Due to the decades of blocked research and the lack of public interest in increased use, many patients often find out from their own experiments that cannabis helps them.