The state of New Hampshire has recently passed legislation allowing the use of medical marijuana for the treatment of certain illnesses. The qualifying conditions are pain that is either chronic or severe, nausea or vomiting, cachexia or wasting, or a combination of these conditions. To be able to use the drug, those with qualifying conditions must get approval from a physician. The NH Department of Health and Human Services can provide this drug to patients with qualifying conditions.
Patients must be able to legally use medical marijuana. While some conditions and diseases are eligible for marijuana use, there are others that are not. To be able to use marijuana, a patient must be at minimum 18 years of age. Patients must also have an incurable or incomprehensible illness to be eligible for the drug. It must have a serious underlying medical condition to qualify.
Medical marijuana is not right for everyone. Those with spinal cord disease or injury may not benefit from it. The use of marijuana can even lead to impaired judgment and coordination that can lead to injuries and accidents. Children and teens who are at risk for developing mental impairment should avoid marijuana. Marijuana can be used as a natural painkiller and to improve sleep quality. Those with spinal cord injury should consult with a physician before using this herb.
These conditions can cause severe pain for patients. They may also experience rigidity and muscle spasticity. Because marijuana contains the same chemicals as tobacco, smoking it can damage the lungs. Inhaled marijuana may lead to increased risk for lung problems and bronchitis. Some people can use marijuana to alleviate nausea. However, the use of marijuana should be limited to those with certain illnesses.
Those with the condition can use marijuana to treat their pain. The state has not yet added qualifying conditions to marijuana for this purpose. The state’s Medical Quality Assurance Commission approved marijuana use to treat a number of medical conditions and illnesses. In addition to its medicinal benefits, medical marijuana is also available as a natural painkiller, appetite stimulant, and sleep aid.
As of the time of writing, it remains unclear exactly what type of illness qualifies for medical marijuana. To prescribe the drug, a doctor must first be consulted. Although cannabis is not recommended for everyone, it may be suitable for patients with chronic conditions. The list includes various ailments and conditions that qualify for the use of medical marijuana. In some cases, the patient must be undergoing surgery.