What kinds of diseases or conditions generally qualify for medical marijuana?
People use medical marijuana for a wide variety of diseases and medical conditions. For example, many cancer sufferers find smoking marijuana helps decrease nausea and other side effects associated with chemotherapy treatments for the disease.
Medical marijuana also is commonly used by patients with AIDS, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, migraines, glaucoma, and epilepsy.
Some states have adopted specific lists of approved diseases which qualify for use of medical marijuana.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
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