Medical Marijuana, aka Cannabis is starting to be used as medicine and we wanted to dive into the specifics of this and get to the bottom of how it can be beneficial to different individuals. Moreover, how it may have been incorrectly marketed as a medicine without the proper evidence.
Who Should Not Use Medical Cannabis?
“Patients with a personal or family history of psychosis, a current or past cannabis or substance abuse disorder, and patients with cardiovascular or respiratory disease are typically not prescribed cannabis, unless there are extenuating circumstances meriting treatment,”.says Hendin.
The same goes for pregnant and nursing parents, patients taking antiviral medication and pharmaceutical drugs that prohibit their central nervous system, and most patients below the age of 25.
Who can use Medical Marijuana?
Canadian recommend reducing their medical cannabinoid use in general but support potential restricted use for a small category of conditions where there is some evidence that reinforces the hype. These conditions range from neuropathic pain, palliative and end-of-life pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting or muscle contractions from multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury.
Does insurance cover Cannabis?
if you have a prescription, it will. If not, you will still be able to write it all off on your next tax return.
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