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  • Bailey Porras

Benefits of Medical Marijuana That You Might Not Know About

The Louisiana medical marijuana program continues to expand, and more patients are added to the registry each month. Thousands of Louisiana residents are reaping the benefits of their new medicine.

Although the State of Louisiana only has 26 conditions, there is one bonus: patients with any debilitating condition can be recommended if a physician believes they will benefit from medical marijuana.

This opens the door for virtually any condition to qualify a person in the State of Louisiana, depending on the severity of the symptoms. So many people with hundreds of conditions can benefit from marijuana!

You may know that cancer, chronic pain, and PTSD patients can benefit from medical marijuana, but here are some more benefits that you may not know about:


Arthritis is the inflammation of joints, which can cause stiffness and pain that usually worsens with age. There are so many different kinds of arthritis, but each of them can be very uncomfortable for patients.

Marijuana is known for reducing both inflammation and pain, which could be very beneficial for arthritis patients. If you struggle with arthritis, try a topical!


CBD is one of the many cannabinoids found in marijuana. CBD can also help epilepsy patients control their seizures. Strains of marijuana with high CBD content can be very beneficial for epilepsy patients.

Epilepsy patients have reported that marijuana can reduce seizure activity, but it is important to check with our doctor or a qualifying condition before adding anything to your treatment plan.

Better yet, schedule an appointment with one of our physicians to see if medical marijuana is right for you.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is a disease in which a person’s immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves. Vision loss, pain, fatigue, and impaired coordination are often associated with MS.

MS can be excruciating and difficult to live with for many patients, but cannabis can help!

Studies have concluded that cannabis can ease symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis, especially muscle spasms and neurological effects. Since cannabis is also great for general pain, it’s a win-win.


Parkinson’s is a disorder which affects bodily movement in people, and there are many painful and uncomfortable symptoms associated with it, including tremors, stiffness, and loss of balance.

Marijuana can help! Studies show that cannabis can help to ease tremors and improve sleep for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Recent studies conducted in Israel detail this further.

Israel has conducted many cannabis research studies due to the fact that cannabis is already legalized and decriminalized there.


Many people who have cancer will end up trying to slow or control the spread with chemo-therapy. Chemo has scores of unfavorable side effects that many patients are left to deal with for the rest of their lives, even if the cancer goes away completely.

Some of the side effects associated with chemo radiation include fatigue, hair loss, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, aches, weakness, and more. How severe the effects are depends on the person, type of cancer, size of cancer, and more.

Cannabis is popular with chemo patients as they report that it helps to ease many of their painful symptoms. Marijuana can reduce general pain and nausea and increase appetite, so it’s no wonder why so many chemo patients swear by it!

See If You Qualify

If you think marijuana could help you, what are you waiting for? So many conditions fall under the umbrella of “qualifying” as long as a physician believes you would benefit from medical marijuana.

You have nothing to lose! Schedule an evaluation online today with one of our knowledgeable, compassionate doctors to see if you qualify for your medical card. Not only will you discuss your condition and options, but you can do so through a virtual appointment in the safety of your own home!


Doctors Who Care.

Relief You Can Trust.

At Louisiana Marijuana Card, our mission is helping everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

Call us at (833) 253-2943, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!


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