Can I Treat Multiple Sclerosis with Medical Marijuana in Alabama?
Does MS Qualify for Medical Marijuana in Alabama?
For residents of the Yellowhammer State who are managing MS, there is some good news: With the passage of SB 46, MS patients will soon be able to treat their symptoms with medical marijuana.
3 Easy Steps
Get approved to legally obtain, consume, transport and process medical marijuana from a licensed Alabama marijuana dispensary.
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Schedule your medical marijuana evaluation today! Book online or call our helpful Patient Support Center.
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What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis (MS), a common neurological disease, is even more prevalent than once thought. Whereas once it was estimated that roughly 400,000 Americans were living with MS, a recent study has concluded that the number is actually closer to a million.
MS is an autoimmune disease that can affect the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves.
MS patients’ immune systems attack their bodies’ myelin, a fatty material that surrounds and protects the nerves. Without this shield, nerves become damaged and scarred, impairing the brain’s ability to send signals throughout the body.
Symptoms caused by MS are diverse, and there is a lot of variation from patient to patient. Among the many possible common symptoms are:.
Tingling and numbness
Bladder and bowel control issues
Muscle weakness or spasms
Much is still unknown about MS. It’s exact causes are still unidentified, but a variety of issues can influence the onset of the disease, including hereditary factors, smoking, and certain viral infections. Additionally, women are more susceptible to developing the condition than men are, and a healthy diet, regular exercise and effective stress management can all help symptoms.
How Does Medical Marijuana Alleviate MS Symptoms?
Medical marijuana has proven to be an effective treatment for some MS symptoms by an abundance of research.
One study published in a peer-reviewed neurology journal showed that MS patients who used medical marijuana saw a significant reduction in muscle stiffness, body pain, sleep quality issues and spasms.
One issue commonly associated with MS is Inflammation of neural tissue, and medical marijuana has proven to be a safe and effective treatment for reducing inflammation in general as well as inflamed neural tissue specifically.
Spasticity is another common MS symptom, and another one that medical marijuana can help alleviate, as studies have found that cannabis can safely and significantly reduce the spasms caused by MS.
Finally, MS patients often endure depression, and research has indicated that medical marijuana can be an effective treatment for this common mental health issue.
Is Medical Marijuana Right for Me?
Only a qualified medical marijuana doctor can help you answer that question. Fortunately, our highly trained and compassionate doctors are passionate about helping patients find the best treatment options for all of their health concerns, MS included.
Get Approved for Medical Marijuana Through Telemedicine
We will soon be offering telemedicine appointments, where you can be approved to receive an Alabama Marijuana Card from the comfort of your own home via a computer or smartphone!
Reserve your evaluation today, and we’ll book a telemed appointment with one of our marijuana doctors just as soon as we’re authorized to do so! Not only is this an easy, convenient way for potential medical marijuana patients to be evaluated, but you’ll receive $25 off the cost of your appointment!