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Medical Marijuana Being Used to Treat Various Conditions In Florida, But Not Yet Anxiety

Medical Marijuana Being Used To Treat Various Conditions In Florida, But Not Yet Anxiety

Though medical marijuana has been increasingly prescribed across the United States, there is still plenty of legislation blocking this helpful treatment from becoming commonplace across the country.

As far as receiving this form of treatment from medical marijuana doctors in Florida, there are plenty of conditions that would grant an individual access to quell their illnesses or pain, but there are still a lot more medical conditions that need to addressed.

Marijuana has been frequently used across the country to treat severe anxiety disorders, but it has yet to be administered in this way for Floridians. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness across the U.S., affecting 40 million adults above the age of 18 years old (approximately 18% of the U.S. population). With nearly one in five Americans suffering from anxiety, it’s clear that we need better treatments.

When medical marijuana is administered safely, it can help treat a variety of anxiety-related disorders, including:

  • Mild to moderate clinical depression
  • Panic disorders
  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Social phobias

In addition to marijuana itself, which is usually eaten or smoked, marijuana-related drugs can also be beneficial. Often, these cannabis drugs offer health benefits without the “high” usually associated with marijuana.

“The fast onset of antidepressant action of Cannabidiol (CBD, the most prominent non-intoxicating constituent in cannabis) and the simultaneous anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) effect would solve some of the main limitations of current antidepressant therapies,” said Spanish researchers who used CBD to improve serotonin levels in animals.

Cannabidiol exerts several actions inside the brain that explain why it could be effective in treating anxiety. Depression and anxiety issues are often treated with medications that target the serotonin system, and that’s how CBD works — by boosting signaling through serotonin receptors.

What Medical Conditions Can Be Treated With Medical Marijuana in Florida?
Here are the current qualifying conditions for patients in Florida who want to receive medical marijuana cards:

  • HIV and AIDS
  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Glaucoma
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Chronic seizures
  • Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS)
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Terminal conditions diagnosed by a physician.
  • Chronic nonmalignant pain
  • Medical conditions of the same kind or class, as well as conditions comparable to the above listed conditions

Hopefully, as the stigma behind medical marijuana begins to lessen across the country and the world, patients will be able to use marijuana to treat all kinds of medical ailments. If you want to find and consult with experienced medical marijuana doctors in Broward, Florida, give Peace Medical a visit today.

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