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Medical Marijuana as an Alternative Medicine in Tennessee
Cannabis has been around for thousands of years and has been used for a thousand reasons. While the plant itself has maintained an important role in human existence since recorded history, the pharmacological study of the cannabis plant has revealed its use in an extraordinary range of medical applications.
Conditions that qualify for marijuana have expanded across the Country, and Tennessee is starting to close the gap on legal marijuana use in the Volunteer State.
In this article we’ll cover the 9 conditions medical marijuana is approved for as an alternative medicine in Tennessee.
9 Conditions Approved for Medical Marijuana in Tennessee
Alzheimer’s Disease is approved for Tennessee medical marijuana. As a neurodegenerative disorder that affects brain function, Alzheimer’s patients use cannabis for its anti-inflammatory effects, decreased anxiety and aggression, better quality of sleep and increased mood.
ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is approved for Tennessee medical marijuana. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, ALS affects motor functions. As a progressive chronic disorder, ALS can cause involuntary limb movement and progress to severely impacting speech or swallowing. Patients with ALS use cannabis for its anti-inflammatory properties, muscle relaxation, anti-salivary effects, as well as improved sleep and quality of life.
Cancer, when such disease is diagnosed as end stage or the treatment produces related wasting illness, recalcitrant nausea and vomiting, or pain, is approved for Tennessee medical marijuana.
Cancer patients adopted cannabis very early in the medical community. Commonly used to counteract chemotherapy, increase appetite and mood, provide better quality of sleep, and in the case of certain types of cancers, cannabis has even shown the potential to help play a role in treating the cancer itself.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease is approved for Tennessee medical marijuana.
Patients who suffer from IBD have inflamed digestive tracts, causing symptoms like chronic fatigue and diarrhea, severe pain, and dramatic weight loss. Cannabis is used by patients suffering from IBD for its anti-inflammatory effects, pain reduction, and increased appetite. Studies even suggest that cannabis might be able to reduce certain types of inflammation caused by IBD.
Epilepsy & Seizures
Epilepsy and seizures are approved for Tennessee medical marijuana.
Seizure disorders are some of the most common neurological conditions in the US, and epilepsy affects 1.2% of the population alone. Patients use cannabis to reduce frequency or severity of seizures, and in some cases even dramatically reduce seizures. Charlotte’s Web, one common form of cannabis is used by thousands of patients across the world to treat seizures, and the associated complications of having them.
Multiple sclerosis is approved for Tennessee medical marijuana.
Multiple sclerosis can cause a range of symptoms including dizziness, muscle spasms, headaches, pain, and many more. Cannabis is used by multiple sclerosis patients to help with generalized pain, inflammation, and improved quality of sleep, as well as improved quality of life.
Parkinson’s Disease is approved as a qualifying condition for Tennessee medical marijuana. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that primarily affects dopamine-producing neurons, causing tremors, stiff muscles, and it can eventually lead to difficulty breathing or swallowing. Cannabis is used to reduce tremors, increase appetite and improve quality of life.
HIV or AIDS
HIV/AIDS is approved for Tennessee medical marijuana. HIV/AIDS is an immune system virus causing extreme vulnerability to common illness and infection. Cannabis is used to treat symptoms of HIV/AIDS and counter side effects from AIDS medications. It is often used for improved appetite, reduced nausea, improved mood, quality of life, and quality of sleep.
Sickle Cell Anemia
Sickle Cell Anemia is approved as a qualifying condition for Tennessee Medical marijuana. Sickle cell anemia is part of a group of disorders called sickle cell diseases. Due to reduced red blood cells, sickle cell anemia causes reduced or depleted oxygen, leading to many complications throughout the body. Cannabis is used as an anti-inflammatory, pain reliever, and an important alternative to opioids, heavy painkillers with devastating effects often prescribed for sickle cell anemia.
Medical Cannabis in Tennessee
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