The support to use medical-grade cannabis has skyrocketed in Australia after its legalisation in February 2016. The ever-growing body of research that proves the therapeutic benefits of cannabis has garnered a huge following among patients that are seeking effective treatment for medical conditions including cancer, depression, HIV/AIDS and epilepsy, to name a few.
If you are suffering from an illness or disease and are wondering if medical cannabis is right for you, we have enumerated the top 5 most common conditions that can be treated with medical cannabis.
- Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is a medical condition that affects the brain and spinal cord region. Symptoms depend on severity of the disease but usually include spasms, pain, motor imbalance, tingling sensations and vision problems. According to extensive research studies, the use of medical cannabis extracts among multiple sclerosis patients has greatly reduced the intensity of spams and alleviate pain without adverse reactions.
Arthritis is a debilitating medical condition that greatly lowers the quality of life of patients. Since arthritis is an incurable, degenerative disease, patients suffer from chronic pain. Medical cannabis has been proven to be effective in combating pain during arthritis attacks. Not only is medical cannabis helpful in reducing physical pain, but a growing number of studies reveal that medical cannabis may ease psychological pain, too.
Cancer is a grim disease that is responsible for almost 30% of mortality in Australia. Although medical grade cannabis does not have the ability to treat cancer, it has been proven to significantly reduce the severity and intensity of symptoms, thereby enhancing the quality of life among patients.
Also, medical grade cannabis contains active ingredients that stimulate appetite which helps manage anorexia, weight loss, and muscle wasting; all of which are symptoms experienced by cancer patients.
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