Conditions Treatable With Medical Marijuana
Legislation was passed in 2008 allowing physicians to recommend (prescribe) medical marijuana to certain conditions. During legislative sessions in 2015, additional treatable conditions were added. The approved list of debilitating conditions that are eligible for treatment with medical marijuana are listed below.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
- repetitive or self-stimulatory behavior of such severity that the physical health of the person with autism is jeopardized;
- avoidance of others or inability to communicate of such severity that the physical health of the person with autism is jeopardized;
- self-injuring behavior; and
- physically aggressive or destructive behavior.
HIV / AIDS
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Severe Muscle Spasms
Many can experience relief from the following symptoms when treating with medical marijuana:
- Nausea, vomiting or gastrointestinal discomfort
- Sudden feelings of anxiety
- Uncontrollable bodily movements, jerking or spasms
Cannabis has anti-inflammatory and pain reduction properties that can help a patient during the recovery process after a seizure. Medical marijuana can also help to boost serotonin levels which foster better emotional health.