Benefits per condition

Benefits of Medicinal Cannabis for Eligible Condition in Puerto Rico.

Cancer

Cannabis reduces severe nausea from the intestines because of chemo while stimulating the appetite to help patients eat and combat excessive weight loss. It reduces pain and helps patients sleep and rest. It often elevates the patient's mood, improving his will to live and opportunity for recovery. Cannabis also relieves leg cramps, headaches, chronic fatigue and pain. 


HIV

Cannabis greatly benefits the compromised immune system. It is a gentle muscle relaxant that suppresses nausea, stimulates appetite, helps "hot flashes" and allows you to eat and maintain your normal body weight.

Multiple Sclerosis

Cannabinoids help many patients with Multiple Sclerosis to remain free of tremors and seizures without toxicity, behavioral impairment or tolerance. 


Crohn's disease

Cannabis helps to improve pain symptoms by reducing inflammation of abdominal distension and relieves the symptoms of diarrhea by reducing intestinal spasms and inhibiting fluid release. It also helps improve appetite for patients to gain weight. 


Fibromyalgia

Cannabis helps to relieve pain and reduce other symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. 


Epilepsy and seizures

Cannabis can calm hyperactive nerves by relieving seizures. It relaxes muscles, reduces muscle cramps, seizures and spasms. 


Cachexia 

The cannabinoids interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system, a signaling system responsible for regulating food intake. Cannabis contains the cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which influences the neural networks to convince the brain that it’s hungry. THC has shown to significantly stimulate appetite in patients that have cachexia related to cancer. In addition, medical cannabis has demonstrated effective at increasing appetite and stabilizing body weight in AIDS-cachexia patients. Evidence also suggests that cannabis may help cachexia patients increase their energy and physical activity levels, which in turn could lower the risk of atrophy and improve mood.  In addition, medical Cannabis may potentially help lower the risk of cachexia developing. Because of its anti-nausea effects, patients may be more inclined to eat regularly and because of a lack of vomiting, are more able to absorb nutrients and calories.


Alzheimer 

Among some of the benefits, cannabis helps patients fight inflammation of the brain, protects against beta-amyloid brain plaques and promotes brain cell growth.


anxiety disorders

Cannabis contains the chemical compound Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD and is the main ingredient for treating anxiety. Scientific studies show that taking CBD alone can decrease and even eliminate anxiety. CBD has been shown to offer great psychiatric potential, including uses as an antidepressant and anxiolytic compound. 


Anorexy

Cannabis dehydrates the mouth, stimulates the appetite and improves the tastes and tastes.


Migraine

Cannabis helps to reduce sensitivity to light, nausea, vomiting and pain. It can be regularly consumed to prevent attacks from occurring.


Hepatitis C

Cannabis improves the effectiveness of hepatitis C therapy. Patients often take medications with serious side effects such as nausea, loss of appetite, fatigue, and depression. Cannabis helps to improve appetite, reduce depression and better tolerate treatment. 


spinal cord injuries

Cannabis is effective in reducing spasticity for these injuries. 


chronic pain

Cannabis blocks pain pathways in the central nervous system. Severe chronic pain is commonly treated with opiate narcotics - codeine, morphine, and oxycodone. Opiates are addictive and may become less effective as patients develop tolerance for them. Cannabis has synergistic effects with opiates and other drugs, so patients with pain can reduce their dose of prescription drugs that have adverse side effects. Cannabis relieves pain associated with nerve damage and inflammation. It can also provide relief for injured tissues, specifically by relieving inflammation around damaged nerves. Cannabis is clearly effective for neuritis and neuropathy - pain caused by inflamed or damaged nerves


Arthritis

Cannabis relieves joints, has an analgesic effect, reduces pain, is an anti-inflammatory and improves mobility.