Nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite are other common ailments that MMJ patients are suffering from and using medical marijuana to alleviate its symptoms. MC Caregivers has multiple cards made describing how medical marijuana can help many different diseases and ailments. We took the time to make these as we feel it’s important to help educate ourselves our patients and those who are unfamiliar with the positive attributes of medical marijuana.
The following is taken from our Nausea, Vomiting and Loss of Appetite Card.
Cannabis has been found to be useful in treating conditions that cause nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite. Conditions include various kinds of intestinal and kidney disease, opiate addition, drugs associated with cancer treatments and anorexia nervosa. Cannabinoids help stimulate appetite and alleviate pain associated with the symptoms of nausea.
In addition to treating chronic nausea, cannabis is also used as an anti-convulsant and anti-spasmodic. Spasticity and convulsions are two of the oldest established medicinal uses of cannabis throughout history. Used to treat epilepsy as far back as medieval Arabia and in sixteenth-century Southeast Asia. Since then, cannabis has been useful for a plethora of spasm inducing disorders including Multiple Sclerosis and spinal injuries. Many patients also feel they are better able to achieve control of their symptoms through the use of marijuana.
References: Marijuana Medical Handbook: Practical Guide to the Therapeutic Uses of Marijuana, Dale Gieringer, PhD and Gregory T. Carter 2008. The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
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MC Caregivers is a Colorado Springs dispensary and caregiver dedicated to providing medical marijuana (MMJ) products and services to Colorado Springs patients. We support the health and wellness of patients suffering from severe pain, nausea, seizure disorders, muscle spasms, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, AIDS/HIV, cancer and cachexia.