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How to Know if Medical Marijuana Is Right for You


Mississippi’s medical marijuana program is quickly approaching its operational phase. State residents may be wondering if they should give this holistic option a try, whether it’s out of pure curiosity or a need to ease off of opiates due to side effects or reliance issues.


Marijuana can benefit people from all walks of life and can provide relief for many conditions and their symptoms.


What Qualifies a Person for Medical Marijuana?


The State of Mississippi has officially released their list of the qualifying conditions for a medical marijuana card. The conditions include:

  • Cancer

  • Parkinson's disease

  • Huntington's disease

  • Muscular Dystrophy

  • Glaucoma

  • Spastic Quadriplegia

  • Positive status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

  • Hepatitis

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

  • Crohn's disease

  • Ulcerative Colitis

  • Sickle-cell Anemia

  • Alzheimer's disease

  • Agitation of Dementia

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Autism

  • Pain Refractory to Appropriate Opioid Management

  • Diabetic/Peripheral Neuropathy

  • Spinal cord disease or severe injury

A chronic terminal or debilitating disease also qualifies for medical marijuana, as well as a medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:

  • Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome

  • Chronic pain

  • Severe or intractable nausea

  • Seizures

  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms including, but not limited to, those characteristic of multiple sclerosis

If you have been diagnosed with any one of these conditions, you would probably benefit from marijuana use. Marijuana has already helped thousands of people with these conditions.


If you haven’t been diagnosed with one of these conditions but think you may have one, your best bet is to schedule an appointment with one of our physicians so we can get you diagnosed.


Once diagnosed, you and your physician will discuss whether or not marijuana may be right for you.


Other Conditions


Marijuana has proven helpful with many conditions not named on the above list, including depression and anxiety. If you have a qualifying condition as well as anxiety, your marijuana will work double-time to help alleviate symptoms of both conditions.


Patients with sleep disorders also stand to benefit from cannabis. Not only can cannabis help you fall asleep and stay asleep, but it can also help your quality of sleep. That’s right-marijuana can help you stay in a state of deep sleep for a longer period of time.


Bottom Line


The best and only way to find out if marijuana is right for you is to consult with a physician. If you have a qualifying condition and your doctor recommends marijuana, the only way to know is to give it a try.


You can experiment with different strains, dosages, and ingestion methods. Maybe edibles work best for you because you don’t enjoy smoking. Maybe tinctures or topicals are of interest to you because you don’t want to feel “high”.


No matter what your thoughts are, there is probably a type of marijuana out there for you to help with your symptoms and conditions!


Be Prepared for Mississippi’s Medical Marijuana Program


If you are reading this article, chances are you could benefit from medical marijuana. The holistic drug is growing in popularity every year.


If you are interested in a consultation, reserve an evaluation online today, and we’ll book an appointment for you with one of our knowledgeable, compassionate doctors just as we’re cleared to.


You’ll meet with your new doctor virtually, using your smartphone or computer, for a telemedicine appointment where you will discuss your conditions.


Then, they’ll determine whether you qualify for a Mississippi Marijuana Card, all without ever leaving your home. And by reserving an evaluation online today, you can save $25 off the cost of the evaluation!


 

Doctors Who Care.

Relief You Can Trust.


Helping everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

If you have any questions, call us at (833) 781-6635, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!


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