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5 Medical Conditions that Marijuana Can Treat

Patrick Jackson

There are more than 150 medical conditions that are known to respond favorably to medical marijuana as an option. However, every state that has legalized marijuana for medical use has different rules on which conditions can be managed by cannabis. As such, it is recommended that you consult an MMJ doctor to find out if your condition meets your stateís requirements. In general, these five conditions are the most common medical complaints controlled with marijuana.

Mood Disorders

Nearly 35% of people who are seeking cannabis treatment are attempting to get relief from mood disorders such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Traditionally, these conditions are treated with psychotherapy and prescription medications, but frequently, patients are seeking natural relief, and despite the bad reputation marijuana has, it is a natural product. Only about half the states that have legalized medical marijuana recognize mood disorders as a qualifying condition, but with the number of people seeking it, this is likely to change in the future to include more states.

Chronic Pain

Approximately 34% of people who want to try marijuana on a condition are doing so to alleviate chronic pain. Most of these patients have tried various medications in the past with little effect or only temporary relief. Medical marijuana is approved in most states that have legalized it to alleviate chronic pain associated with multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries or disease, cancer, HIV, and arthritis. Additionally, some traditional treatments for these conditions, like chemotherapy, can cause a loss of appetite, and one of the signature characteristics of marijuana is an increase in appetite. This can help patients eat enough to maintain their strength for continued treatment.

Crohnís Disease

Crohnís disease patients experience an inflamed intestinal tract, which can cause intense abdominal pain and the inability to sleep. Marijuana has anti-inflammatory properties, which can reduce the inflammation in a personís intestines, thereby lessening the pain. Marijuana has also been shown to improve sleep, which can help people with Crohnís disease get relief from their pain long enough to get a good nightís sleep, and that sleep will be of higher quality because of the THC in the marijuana.


Glaucoma is an eye condition that is characterized by an accumulation of fluid in front of the eyes that damages the optic nerve. People who suffer from glaucoma often have intense eye pain, which can lead to vomiting. Research indicates that the use of marijuana as one component of treatment can provide pain relief and prevent vomiting in patients with glaucoma, particularly those who are in the late stage of the disease.


About 3 million people in the United States have epilepsy, which causes recurring seizures, some of which can be debilitating. The FDA has already approved a CBD (non-THC) for epilepsy and has recognized the benefits of using marijuana on this condition. Marijuana has shown to lessen the number and severity of seizures and is available in all states that have legalized medical marijuana to treat epilepsy.


These conditions are just the tip of the iceberg of those that can be successfully managed with marijuana. There is hope for relief if youíre suffering from any number of medical disorders that havenít been improved by traditional means. Contact your doctor today to find out if marijuana can be a potential solution for you. 

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