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.