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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. PTSD is most commonly associated with the traumatic events experienced by Veterans and First Responders. Those with PTSD often experience feelings of panic, hypervigilance, low mood, and sleep disturbances. Using medical cannabis in the correct dose can help ease symptoms related to PTSD, especially with a high level of CBD. Using medical cannabis as a sleep aid can help patients fall asleep faster and help them stay asleep, which can be difficult for individuals suffering from PTSD.
For many patients that experience mental illness, prescription medications are often used to treat their condition. Many of these medications have side effects that can negatively impact the patient’s life. Medical cannabis could be an effective medication without many of the side effects. Studies on the non-psychoactive cannabinoid, or CBD, indicate that it may be effective in the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, agitation and bipolar disorder.
Chronic pain comes in many different forms and conditions. Many doctors and patients have found that medical cannabis is a treatment option that provides effective pain relief. Although each type of pain is unique, combining THC and CBD seems to be the most effective overall. Many patients affected by chronic pain prefer to use cannabis oil for its long-lasting effects on the body.
Arthritis represents over 100 different conditions that affect the joints in the human body. An estimated two thirds of Canadians who use cannabis for medical treatment do so to help manage arthritis symptoms.
For both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, CBD oil is a popular choice for arthritis pain relief. Cannabinoids, such as CBD, attach themselves to a specialized receptor in a person’s brain and immune system. These receptors play a role in managing the pain and inflammation in joints affected by arthritis.
Researchers are still exploring the possibility of cannabis treating cancer itself, but many cancer patients have used medical cannabis to treat symptoms related to cancer and chemotherapy, including pain, nausea, and loss of appetite. To help treat cancer related symptoms, many patients like to use cannabis products that contain a balance of both THC and CBD.
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are diseases that inflame the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. This disrupt your body’s ability to digest food and eliminate waste in a healthy manner. Medical cannabis can help patients with Crohn’s or colitis by reducing physical pain and improving patient’s social functionality, ability to work, mood, and general health perception.
Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects a person movement. Movement is normally controlled by dopamine, a chemical that carries signals between nerves in the brain. When cells that normally produce dopamine die, the symptoms of Parkinson’s begin to appear. Additional research is needed, but based on what is known about the biology of cannabis, THC and CBD may be helpful for aspects of Parkinson’s such as tremor, stiffness, insomnia, dystonia, pain, dyskinesias or weight loss.