What Is Medical Cannabis?
Medical Cannabis (also known as Medical Marijuana) is the use of cannabinoids, the compounds from the cannabis plant, for medical, as opposed to recreational benefit. Medical benefits have been shown for pain relief, appetite stimulation, sleep, inflammation, muscle spasms, seizures, and many more disorders. This is not just due to the “psychoactive” components of the plant, but actually due to powerful biochemical effects throughout the body.
What Ailments Qualify For Medical Marijuana in New York State
If you are a current New York State resident and have medical documentation of the diagnosis, of one of the following conditions, you may be eligible for medical marijuana.
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) (Positive Status)
- Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) (Positive Status)
- Huntington’s Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
- Chronic Pain
- Crohn’s Disease
- Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable Spasticity
- Any Condition An Opioid Could Be Prescribed or Opioid User Disorder.