Anxiety & Tourette Syndrome Have Been Added to PA's Marijuana Program
Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana program recently voted to add Tourette Syndrome and anxiety disorders to the list of qualifying conditions. These changes go into effect on Saturday, July 20th, 2019. The Green Remedy has already began booking appointments for those that have been previously diagnosed with these conditions.
If you are interested in seeing one of our marijuana doctors to get your Pennsylvania medical marijuana card, please reach out to us. We are always happy to help.
Phone: (215) 330-6455
Anxiety & Cannabis
It has been debated whether or not cannabis helps anxiety, or causes it. It has been researched and proven that using cannabis has helped patients with certain mental health conditions, such as anxiety.
Truth is, everyone is different. Everyone responds to cannabis differently, similar to how people respond to traditional medication differently. Some individuals experience paranoia when using cannabis, others don’t. However, cannabis can increase symptoms of anxiety for some, but really help others. In fact, cannabis has been proven to help more people than not, and that is why the Pennsylvania Department of Health – Division of Medical Marijuana decided to add it as a qualifying condition. What makes cannabis such a good treatment option for anxiety, is because the acute affects of marijuana-use include a sense of deep relaxation and well-being.
Tourette Syndrome & Cannabis
Tourette’s syndrome is a neurological disorder that is characterized by involuntary movements and/or vocalizations, known as tics. These tics can be painful. We already know the therapeutic benefits of cannabis when treating pain, but were you aware that cannabis helps treat neurological conditions, such as Tourette syndrome? Canadian and Australian studies have shown significant tic reduction after cannabis use. For a large amount of patients in the mentioned studies, cannabis has been more effective than Risperdal, Haldol or Orap, commonly used medications to treat Tourette’s syndrome.
For these two conditions, and all of the other conditions listed as approved marijuana conditions, we always recommend that you maintain a relationship with your primary care physician.