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Medicinal Uses of Medical Marijuana for MMJ Card


As the scientific evidence supporting the many benefits of medical marijuana over other medications prescribed by doctors for various diseases and other ailments increases by the day, more and more doctors and medical experts are beginning to concede that medical marijuana's efficacy in treating a wide range of diseases out-weights any potential side-effects of using marijuana for medicinal purposes.  In fact, very minimal side effects were detected in clinical studies.  Of the few side effects reported from the use of medical marijuana, at worst, only mild temporary adverse effects were reported.  Moreover, no serious toxic reactions were found in any case.  This finding is unheard of for nearly all pharmaceutical drugs.

It appears quite clear then, that recent studies in the field of medicinal use of marijuana and effects of medical marijuana on the body and mind have counteracted much of the propaganda pushed by the press in support of the ill-informed "War on Drugs".

According to the Las Angeles Times, the former Tod H. Milkuriya, a California psychiatrist and central figure in California's Medical Marijuana Movement, identified over 200 unique indications or uses for medical grade cannabis.  The 200+ uses for medical marijuana reported by Dr. Mikuriya have been broken down into the seven broad categories listed below, all of which are still widely used by doctors prescribing MMJ cards or evaluating medical marijuana patients.
  1. Anti-nauseant
  2. Anti-spasmodic and anti-convulsant
  3. Analgesic (pain reliever)
  4. Anti-inflammatory and immune system modulator
  5. Anxiolytic (anxiety reliever) and anti-depressant for mood disorders
  6. Harm reduction substitute for alcohol, opiates, and other dangerous drugs.
As the advantages of medical cannabis over other, more dangerous, pharmaceutical drugs prescribed by doctors becomes known and undeniable with evolving scientific techniques in research, one can be sure that the number of diseases and other medical conditions recognized as successfully treatable by medical marijuana will increase drastically.

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