Medicine produced from cannabis oils can improve patients’ quality of life, but how the country will make legal cannabis farms financially viable remains uncertain
Chronic pain, PTSD top the list of reasons people buy medical marijuana in Illinois. Number of medicinal cardholders grows by 30%.
Despite the legalization of recreational marijuana in Illinois and problems with a new patient tracking system, the number of patients signed up for medical cannabis grew by 30% in the past year, while their cited reasons for doing so continue to evolve.
Medical cannabis can help alleviate adverse events from cancer treatment, like vomiting, nausea, appetite loss, and sleeping difficulty, explained Eloise Theisen, RN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC.
The medical marijuana revolution in New Mexico began 40 years ago with a cancer patient named Lynn Pierson, a Vietnam war veteran who spearheaded the enactment of the first medical marijuana law in the nation on Feb. 21, 1978.
Despite the evidence of the growing potential of the cannabis industry and wider acceptance, the domestic distribution of medical cannabis remains low.