With popular opinion shifting majorly on Cannabis, and in particular, medical Marijuana, many are turning to the herb as a way of treating the pain of a variety of conditions. Twenty three states currently offer medical Marijuana to patients who meet the criteria, with California infamously being the first way back in 1996. Florida is a recent addition to the family of states who allow for medical treatment with Cannabis, with a bill in March of 2019 overturning ex-governor Rick Scott’s ban on using the herb in any form in 2017. With Cannabis treatment finally legalized in the Sunshine State, Green Relief work alongside patients and their physicians to determine how to best treat a multitude of conditions with Orlando medical Marijuana. Below, we’ll take a look at just a few of the conditions that medical marijuana can help support.
Medical Marijuana and Chronic and Acute Pain
One recent study showed that chronic pain is the most common reason people seek treatment from medical Marijuana. In fact, an estimated two thirds of the more than 700,000 reasons people have turned to medical Marijuana in some way related to chronic pain conditions. Many patients with conditions such as fibromyalgia, Lupus, and other ailments that wreak havoc on the body, have transitioned to medical Marijuana from opiates due to Cannabis treatment alleviating their pain better and not presenting the troublesome side effects and addictive qualities of opioid pain relievers. It stands to reason that if Cannabis can help the sufferers of these conditions that it is also invaluable to those with acute pain as well, showing that medical Marijuana can serve as a powerful rehabilitative aid without the issues discussed above caused by commonly prescribed opiates.
Medical Marijuana and Epilepsy
Epilepsy is both an emotionally and physically painful condition and is another of the most common conditions treated with Cannabis. The case of Olivia VanderWoude is perhaps the best example of the kind of miracles that Cannabis can work in the lives of those suffering from seizure activity caused by epilepsy. At only two months of age, Olivia was diagnosed with the condition and has lived with violent seizures most of her young life, until, that is, Olivia and her mother Polly began treatment with CBD, a non psychoactive component of the Cannabis plant. Today, Olivia is able to live life to the fullest, just like any other child, and thanks to the treatment her seizure activity and other symptoms of her epilepsy diagnosis have dropped dramatically.
Medical Marijuana and Parkinson’s Disease
All it takes is quickly typing in ‘Cannabis and Parkinson’s Disease’ on Youtube to understand medical Marijuana’s effects on the devastating degenerative disease of the nervous system. Watching a loved one be consumed by the painful tremors associated with Parkinson’s can take an overwhelming toll on a family, however, more and more research suggests that medical Marijuana has the ability to not only quell the symptoms of the disease but actively work to prevent exacerbation of the condition. Studies from the University of Louisville in Kentucky have shown that Cannabis works to protect the brain’s basal ganglia region which works to control, amongst other things, movement in the body, an area heavily affected by Parkinson’s disease.
How Green Relief Can Help
Green Relief are on a mission to put all of those suffering from the various conditions that are eligible to be treated with medical Marijuana in touch with care providers who understand Cannabis use for medicinal purposes & Florida medical Marijuana cards. If you’re seeking a knowledgeable and professional Florida medical Marijuana doctor, Green Relief has access to some of the best in the field and are committed to working alongside your family physician to treat your condition without the destructive side effects of many chemical based medicines. With two locations available for consultation, an Orlando Medical Marijuana Center and Kissimmee Medical Marijuana Center, get in touch with Green Relief today to find out how they can help you combat pain with Cannabis!