Condition and Benefit


Our Medical Condition, Symptom and Benefit page is a list of medical conditions with a brief description of how Medical Marijuana can benefit them.Remember, Medical Marijuana strains are much like prescription medications, they have different results per each individual.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS):
ALS affects the upper motor neurons, which are in the brain, and the lower motor neurons, which are in the spinal cord and brainstem. Upper motor neuron degeneration generally causes spasticity (tightness in a muscle), while lower motor neuron degeneration causes muscle weakness, muscle atrophy(shrinkage of muscles) and twitching.
Medical Marijuana Benefit: Help ALS patients manage the pain, appetite loss, depression, sleeping problems, spasticity and drooling symptoms associated with the disease.

Alzheimer's Disease:
Memory loss that disrupts daily life, Challenges in planning or solving problems, Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work, or at leisure,  Confusion with time or place, Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships, New problems with words in speaking or writing, Misplacing things and inability to retrace steps, Changes in mood and personality.
Medical Marijuana Benefit: Can help prevent the formation of Alzheimer’s plaques in the brain, Slows the degenerative process

Cachexia and Wasting Syndrome:
Limit necessary food intake because of nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite. Digestive problems and malabsorption. Hormonal and metabolic problems in protein synthesis and growth.
Medical Marijuana Benefit: Increases appetite, increase body mass, relieves pain, relieve nausea. It has been suggested the it can even prevent Cachexia.

Patient usually suffer no symptoms until they begin chemo/radiation therapy.
Medical Marijuana Benefit:  Stops breast cancer from spreading, Reduces tumors and kills cancer cells for brain cancer, Reduces tumors and slows cancers growth for lung cancer. During Chemotherapy and Radiation Treatment it reduces nausea and vomiting, increases appetite, creates weight gain and acts as a sleeping aid.

Crohn's Disease:
Persistent or recurring diarrhea,  Abdominal pain, tenderness and swelling, Fever, Vomiting, Gastrointestinal bleeding, Rectal bleeding, Stomach ulcers, Weight loss, Anemia, Fatigue.
Medical Marijuana Benefit: Reduces pain, vomiting and nausea, Increases appetite, Sleeping aid thus decreasing fatigue, Helps weight gain, Fewer stools per day and fewer flare ups of less severity.

Convulsions, Muscle spasms, Loss of consciousness, Seizures, Strange sensations, Strange emotions, Strange behavior.
Medical Marijuana Benefit: Reduces seizures and muscle spasms, Curbs symptoms, Prevents loss of consciousness

Extreme and widespread pain, Chronic Headaches, Jaw pain, Fatigue, Sleep disturbance, Joint stiffness, Difficulty swallowing, Bowl and bladder abnormalities, Numbness and tingling
Medical Marijuana Benefit: Sleeping aid, Reduces Fatigue and Pain

Gradual vision deterioration, Peripheral vision deterioration, Dim peripheral vision, Tunnel vision, Blurred vision, Foggy vision, Sensitivity to light, Difficulty adjusting to brightness, Halos around bright lights, Mild eye pain, Nausea, Headaches.
Medical Marijuana Benefit: Can protect the nerves from damage, Decreases the elevated IOP of patients,  Reduces nausea, Helps patients see more clearly,  Reduces pressure in the eye.

Pain (Chronic, Severe or Intractable):
Pain that does not go away as expected after an illness or injury, Pain that maybe described as shooting, burning, aching, or electrical, Discomfort, soreness, tightness, or stiffness, Fatigue and/or sleeplessness, Withdrawal from activity and increased need to rest.
Medical Marijuana Benefit: Relieves pain and Reduces swelling.

Hepatitis C:
While patients are generally unaware of HCV infection for many years, some 80% may eventually develop symptoms which can include: fatigue and malaise, loss of appetite, weight loss, Jaundice, joint pain and headache, fluid retention in the abdomen, nausea and vomiting and itching.
Medical Marijuana Benefit: Stimulate appetite, reduce nausea and vomiting, and treat joint pain.

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome(AIDS/HIV):
Fever, Headache, Sore throat, Swollen lymph glands, Rash, Swollen lymph nodes, Diarrhea, Weight loss, Fever, Cough and shortness of breath.
Medical Marijuana Benefit: Increases appetite,  Reduces pain, Sleeping aid, Helps with nausea.

Multiple Sclerosis:
Tingling/Numbness, Difficulty speaking,  Impaired vision, Painful muscle spasms, Weakness, Paralysis, Tremors, Loss of coordination/balance.
Medical Marijuana Benefit: Control uncoordinated muscle action, Limit pain and spasticity, Relieves tremors and unsteadiness.

Nail Patella:
Nail-patella syndrome (NPS) is a genetic disorder that causes abnormalities in the nails, and sometimes the knees, elbows and pelvis. NPS is also commonly referred to as Fong’s disease, hereditary onychoosteodysplasia (HOOD), onychoosteodysplasia or Turner-Kieser Syndrome
Medical Marijuana Benefit:  Cannabis can help those with nail-patella syndrome by managing pain levels and lowering the risk and progression of glaucoma and kidney disease

Parkinson's Disease:
A tremor in one little finger, Hand tremor, Tremor in one hand, Tremor in one leg,  Tremor in one arm, Tremor in one side of the body, Involuntary head nodding,  Difficulty walking, Stooping posture,  Shuffling gait, Stammering, Difficulty talking.
Medical Marijuana Benefit: Reduces or alleviates symptoms, Improves extreme slowness of movement and reflexes,  Improves muscle rigidity and tremor.

Pain in the back, face, foot, hands, or thigh. Can be burning and tingling or sharp, can occur at night. Cramping, difficulty walking, muscle weakness, problems with coordination, or loss of muscle. Poor balance and weakness. Uncomfortable tingling and burning, over sensitivity, or sensitivity to pain.
Medical Marijuana Benefit: Pain Relief.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD):
Nightmares, Persistent daily thoughts,  Flashbacks, Headaches, Gastrointestinal complaints, Dizziness, Chest pain, Body aches, Sleeping problems, Emotional problems, Emotionally numb, Detachment, Trouble feeling affectionate, Startled easily, Irritability, Aggression, Loosing interest, Feelings of intense guilt.
Medical Marijuana Benefit: Reduces pain and Stress,  Sleeping aid, Improves quality of life.

Muscle jerking, Uncontrollable blinking,  Seizures, Uncontrollable limb shaking,  Inability to speak, Inability to move,  Visual and/or auditory hallucinations,  Sudden uncontrollable crying or laughter.
Medical Marijuana Benefit: Less frequent seizures,  Sleeping aid, Relaxes muscles

Severe Arthritis:
Stiffness in legs, Lameness, Decreased range of motion, Cracking of the joints, Joint swelling and pain in one or more joints, Joint instability, subluxation (partial dislocation) and luxation (complete dislocation)
Medical Marijuana Benefit: Helps with pain and inflammation, Acts as sleeping aid by reducing pain and increasing quality of sleep

Severe Nausea:
A sick feeling that makes you want to vomit.
Medical Marijuana Benefit: Helps reduce nausea, Increases appetite and helps keep food down

Spinal Cord Disease or Injury:
Paralysis, Loss of sensation, Loss of reflex function, Loss of automatic activity, Breathing difficulty, Loss of bowel control, Loss of bladder control,  Pain, Sensitivity to stimuli, Muscle spasms, Sexual dysfunction, Loss of function.
Medical Marijuana Benefit: Reduces muscle spasms and spasticity, Suppresses muscle jerk, Reduces pain,  Sleeping aid, Increases appetite

Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis:
Tingling/Numbness, Difficulty speaking,  Impaired vision, Painful muscle spasms, Weakness, Paralysis, Tremors, Loss of coordination/balance.
Medical Marijuana Benefit: Control uncoordinated muscle action, Limit pain and spasticity, Relieves tremors and unsteadiness.

Tourette’s Syndrome:
Repeated involuntary movements,  Uncontrollable vocal sounds, Tics, Facial tics, Eye blinking, Motor Tics, Head jerking, Neck stretching, Foot stamping, Body twisting, Throat clearing, Coughing, Obsessive compulsive thoughts, Anxiety,  Depression, Abnormal sleep disturbances.
Medical Marijuana Benefit: Sleeping aid, Helps with depression, Reduced symptoms, Reduces tics

Ulcerative Colitis:
Intense pain, Tenderness in abdomen,  Depression, Rapid weight loss, Aches and pains within joints, Loss of appetite,  Fatigue, Changes in bowel movements.
Medical Marijuana Benefit: Reduces pain and Increases appetite 

Hospice Care:
A type of care and philosophy of care that focuses on the palliation of a chronically ill, terminally ill or seriously ill patient's pain and symptoms, and attending to their emotional and spiritual needs.
Medical Marijuana Benefit:  Eliminates nausea allowing a patient to enjoy a favorite food, Reduces consumption of Opioids thereby enabling a patient to interact in a more meaningful way, Providide peaceful sleep, Delivers therapeutic efficacy, Reduces pain.

Huntington's Disease:
Dysfunction in movement, cognition, and normal psychiatric functioning, and symptoms include severe, involuntary writhing movements known as “chorea”, dystonia (involuntary tightening of muscles which results in “repetitive or twisting movements”), progressing dementia characterized by deficits in maintaining cognitive flexibility, behavior awareness, and impulse control, mood swings, irritability, depression.
Medical Marijuana Benefit: Cannabis has shown to slow the spread of other neurological degenerative disorders. Relieves pain and depression. Reduces twitches and seizures.

Inclusion Body Myositis:
Chronic muscle inflammation accompanied by muscle weakness.
Medical Marijuana Benefit: Reduces inflammation, Relaxing, Reduces pain.