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Qualifying Conditions

Listed below is information on qualifying conditions for the use of Medical Marijuana.  Please contact us if you do not see your condition listed to see if our doctors would be able to help you.  

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. It damages the myelin sheath, the material that surrounds and protects your nerve cells. This damage slows down or blocks messages between your brain and your body, leading to the symptoms of MS.

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Medical Marijuana and Multiple Sclerosis

Medical Marijuana has showed in many cases to help with stiffness of MS and improve overall quality of life in patients.  Medical marijuana has  shown to improve the amount of pain that patients have.  In many cases, it will help with spasms that are associated with MS.

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Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease causes inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. Crohn’s can affect any area from the mouth to the anus. It often affects the lower part of the small intestine called the ileum.

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Medical Marijuana and Crohn’s Disease

Medical Marijuana is not a cure for Crohn’s disease.   Medical Marijuana can have a profound effect on anti-inflammatory effects. It can also ease the pain that often comes with Crohn’s disease.

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Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a type of movement disorder. It happens when nerve cells in the brain don’t produce enough of a brain chemical called dopamine. Sometimes it is genetic, but most cases do not seem to run in families. Exposure to chemicals in the environment might play a role.

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Medical Marijuana and Parkinson’s Disease

Medical Marijuana may reduce tremors in people with Parkinson’s disease. It may also protect the brain to some extent from the damage caused by the disease.  Some studies have shown that it could also help with quality of sleep, improved mood and easier movements.  

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye’s optic nerve. It is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. It usually happens when the fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises, damaging the optic nerve. Often there are no symptoms at first. Without treatment, people with glaucoma will slowly lose their peripheral, or side vision. They seem to be looking through a tunnel. Over time, straight-ahead vision may decrease until no vision remains.

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Medical Marijuana and Glaucoma

Medical Marijuana can lower your eye pressure that is associated with glaucoma. This will give you temporary relief. Intraocular pressure can cause damage to the octave nerve.

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