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  • Bailey Porras

Benefits of Medical Marijuana That You Might Not Know About

The West Virginia medical marijuana program continues to expand as more and more patients are added to the registry each month. Patients with their medical card can access any dispensary in the state of West Virginia.

West Virginia has 14 qualifying conditions for their medical cannabis program, but so many more conditions and symptoms can be eased by marijuana. You may know that cannabis can help with symptoms of cancer, Crohn’s disease, PTSD, and chronic pain, but here are some more uses you may not be aware of.


Arthritis is the inflammation of joints, which causes pain and stiffness that can worsen with age. There are many different types of arthritis, but all of them are painful at best.

Cannabis can reduce inflammation and general pain, which can help to relieve discomfort for people with arthritis.


Marijuana and CBD can help patients control seizures. Patients with epilepsy could benefit from strains of cannabis that are high in CBD content or purely CBD.

Epilepsy patients have reported that marijuana reduces seizure activity, but cannabis isn’t for everyone. Before adding any medication to your treatment plan, you should consult with your doctor.

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

Multiple Sclerosis

MS is a disease in which a person’s immune system basically eats away at the protective covering of nerves. Some of the common symptoms associated with MS are vision loss, pain, fatigue, and impaired coordination.

MS can be excruciating and difficult to live with for many people, but marijuana can help!

Studies have been conducted concluding that marijuana may ease the painful symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis, especially muscle spasms and neurological effects.


Parkinson’s is a disorder that affects movement in people, and there are many unfavorable symptoms associated with it such as tremors, stiffness, and loss of balance.

Cannabis can help ease tremors and improve sleep for patients with Parkinson’s disease, and recent studies conducted in Israel show this in detail.

In fact, Israel has conducted many medical marijuana research studies, because cannabis is legalized there completely.


When a person is diagnosed with cancer, they often choose to try out chemo-therapy. Chemo can considerably shrink the size of cancer masses, but there are many side effects that patients report when undergoing chemo radiation.

The effects of chemo can be moderate, or extremely severe, depending on the person. Some of the most common side effects include fatigue, hair loss, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, aches, weakness, and more.

Cannabis is popular with chemo patients, because it's reported to help ease the symptoms. Marijuana can reduce general pain and nausea and increase appetite, so it’s no wonder why many chemo patients swear by it!

Get Access to Medical Marijuana Today!

Although the state of West Virginia does not approve all of these conditions for medical marijuana, there are 14 conditions that are approved. If you have a qualifying condition and one of the conditions mentioned above, you can kill two birds with one stone by getting your medical marijuana card.

If you don’t already have your medical marijuana card, simply schedule your medical marijuana evaluation appointment today to get access to legal cannabis products available at dispensaries!

A West Virginia medical marijuana card will allow you the freedom to create your own treatment plan with your doctor, personalized for your individual needs. We’re dedicated to helping patients every step of the way!

Feel free to give us a call at 877-303-8424 and we can answer your questions about getting a medical marijuana card in West Virginia.


Doctors Who Care.

Relief You Can Trust.

West Virginia Marijuana Card’s mission is to help 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.

If you have any questions, call us at 877-303-8424, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

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