Benefits of using medical marijuana for treating ailments

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There are a large number of medical problems that can’t be cured, which has a negative influence on patients’ and family members’ quality of life. Patients in Louisiana having these health problems spend a large amount of money on medical treatment, yet the ailments persist. Research indicates that medical marijuana can be used for effectively treating a large number of debilitating health conditions.


The cannabidiol in medical marijuana will act on the endocannabinoid system of the human body, and alleviate a wide range of medical conditions. It is widely used for pain relief, especially for patients suffering from cancer and similar health problems. Medical marijuana initially became very popular in the United States for treating epilepsy and seizure disorders, since there was a significant improvement and the patient could lead a normal life. It is also very effective in reducing inflammation and treating anxiety disorders, stress, and insomnia. The major benefit of medical marijuana is that it often does not have side effects and provides quick relief.


Medical marijuana is a prescription drug in twenty-nine states across the United States. Louisiana’s Therapeutic Marijuana Act regulates its production and supply, but it cannot be used for any purpose other than treating medical conditions. Only licensed facilities can grow, produce and dispense medical marijuana in the state. Medical marijuana use in Louisiana has skyrocketed since the state’s inception, but only the Agricultural Centers of Louisiana State University and Southern University are authorized to cultivate medical marijuana at this time. To combat illegal usage by ensuring tracking through every stage (seed-to-sale), there is also an effective system put into place which will allow you more knowledge on where your medicine comes from when buying it legally online or at one of these stores locally.

Qualifying Conditions

Only patients with a recommendation from a doctor can purchase medical marijuana from a dispensary. The doctor will prescribe medical marijuana for treating qualifying conditions that are considered debilitating to the patient. Some of the medical conditions include cancer, seizure disorders like epilepsy, neurogenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, motor neuron disease, dementia, spastic, severe or chronic pain, muscle spams, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), autism, brain injury or other conditions where hospice care is required. The list of qualifying conditions is revised repeatedly to include new conditions where medical marijuana may provide some relief.

Physician’s Recommendation

Patients who require medical marijuana should get a recommendation for a physician who has a valid license with the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. If the doctor has been treating the patient for some time and finds that all other treatment options are not effective, he may recommend the use of medical marijuana for treating the patient. The recommendation can be provided as allowed by the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy.

The use of medical marijuana is a polarizing issue, but the benefits it offers for treating certain conditions are undeniable. If you’re considering using medical marijuana to treat an ailment, we can help connect you with a dispensary in your area that can provide you with the best possible product and service. Let us know how we can best help you obtain the relief you need.

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