7 Diseases Medical Marijuana Can Treat

Even though marijuana is approved for medical use in nearly 60% of U.S. states, there’s still somewhat of a stigma attached. However, doctors and patients agree that marijuana can be medically beneficial to many people.  Here, we will explain 7 diseases that medical marijuana can treat.  

A 2013 New England Journal of Medicine study found that nearly 8 out of 10 doctors approve the use of medical marijuana. A survey of California residents found that 92% of patients agree that marijuana is helpful for their symptoms of chronic pain, migraine headaches, and cancer.  

Medical marijuana has shown promise in treating many conditions, including the following seven diseases:

  1. Chronic PainOpioid abuse is a worldwide epidemic that often stems from an addiction to prescribed painkillers. Opioids are highly addictive pain medications that should be used with extreme caution. Fortunately, there’s a growing body of evidence to support an alternative. Medical marijuana as a painkiller is less likely to lead to addiction and has been shown to reduce opioid use in patients who suffer from chronic pain.
  2. Cancer – Medical cannabis can be used to treat pain associated…

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