Most Common Medical Conditions of Registered MMJ Patients

Chart: Marijuana Business Daily

Chart: Marijuana Business Daily

When it comes to considering medical marijuana treatment for your symptoms, it can be helpful and interesting to look around and see if other similar patients are using the treatment as well. In the chart above, we can see the most common conditions being treated with medical marijuana according to the state mmj programs in Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Minnesota, New Jersey, Montana, Colorado, and Oregon. The programs taking part in this chart represent about 400,000 patients of the estimated 1.5 million medical marijuana patients enrolled in active state mmj programs. 

Looking at the chart, it's clear that chronic pain is by far the most commonly treated condition, with a whopping combined 64.2% of patients listing it as their main reason for enrolling in the medical marijuana program. Even in states that are not represented in this chart but that provide detailed program information, chronic/severe pain is the largest or second-largest condition listed by patients. The remaining 36% are treating conditions like muscle spasms, severe nausea, cancer, PTSD, seizures/epilepsy, and glaucoma. While the chart shows PTSD as only being treated by 4.2% of the patient population in these eight states, the percentage becomes much more significant when you take note of the fact that only four of the states analyzed actually list PTSD as a qualifying condition. 

We want to know how you're using medical marijuana to treat your symptoms! All of your journaling information will remain anonymous, but by doing so, you will contribute to data sets like this so that we can better understand the efficacy of medical marijuana on specific symptoms and conditions. This information has been brought to you by Marijuana Business Daily and approved by our Chief Medical Officer. 

Facts About CBD for Cancer Patients

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Photo Credit: Youtube

The cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) provides cancer patients relief from nausea, pain, and inflammation. CBD is one of the many cannabinoids found in cannabis, and it has some of the same therapeutic benefits as THC without the producing psychotropic side effects. Research suggests CBD can combat inflammation and relieve neuropathic pain while also suppressing nausea an vomiting, making it an excellent therapeutic supplement to traditional treatments for cancer patients. Even more beneficial, studies from the National Cancer Institute have revealed CBD may be able to slow the progression of and reduce cancer cell growth. Lastly, CBD has little to no adverse side effects, including the impossibility of overdose. 

For more information on CBD and cancer, check out Health MJ's infographic. This information has been approved by our Chief Medical Officer.

CannaBit: Gender Gap in Medical Marijuana Program Participation

Image Credit: Marijuana Investor News

Image Credit: Marijuana Investor News

The Marijuana Investor News CannaBit displayed above reveals there is unequal participation between genders throughout different legalized medical marijuana programs. While women account for approximately half of the population in the United States, only 1/4 to 1/3 of certified medical marijuana patients in different states with medical marijuana laws are women. This information is significant because it highlights the need to engage and educate women on the potential therapeutic benefits of medical marijuana. There are various illnesses that, for one reason or another, disproportionately affect women over men, and many of the symptoms of these diseases could be alleviated with the use of medical marijuana. Some of the conditions that are more common among women and could benefit from the use of mmj therapy include, but are not limited to, multiple sclerosis, breast cancer, lupus, depression, and irritable bowel syndrome. With the implementation of medical marijuana programs, women suffering from these conditions have a new option for targeting and alleviating their symptoms, all that's needed is their participation.

This information has been approved by our Chief Medical Officer. 

Learn more about our Endocannabinoid System and how Cannabis Medicine Works in our Bodies

Minnesota Medical Solutions, LLC, a medical cannabis provider operating in Minnesota, recently tweeted this infographic explaining how the endocannabinoid system works in the human body. We think it does an excellent job explaining this complex system in a simple way, so we thought we'd share it with you! You can check out the tweet here, or if you're in Minnesota and want to learn more about the dispensary, visit MinnMed's website