Qualifying Conditions & Symptoms


 

Texas initially opened the Compassionate Use Program to Texas residents with seizure disorders and epilepsy in 2015. Over the years, scientific studies increased the evidence on these conditions and symptoms treated with cannabinoids. In 2021, Texas expanded the list of conditions eligible through the Compassionate Use Program to include PTSD and all cancer. We work with patients to use medical marijuana as a complimentary treatment for these qualifying conditions. 

Cancer

Cannabis is used to treat pain, anxiety, insomnia, loss of appetite, and nausea related to cancer. We are not just "marijuana doctors" but rather science-based healthcare provider. Evidence-based treatment for cancer-related symptoms is usually provided in a 1:1 CBD/THC ratio product.

 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Starting September 1st, 2021, Texas laws allow the treatment of an array of symptoms that come with PTSD. Common symptoms such as insomnia, aggression, intrusive thoughts, and anxiety have been shown to be improved with cannabinoids. Overall improvement of these symptoms treated with different ratios depending on the severity and time of day.

 

Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and other Incurable Neurodegenerative Diseases

According to medical marijuana Texas law, patients who suffer from debilitating neurological conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease are also eligible to enroll in the Compassionate Use Program. Common symptoms that cannabis can be used for are pain, muscles spasticity, tremors, insomnia, appetite loss and aggressive behaviors related to neurodegenerative diseases. A list of approved conditions that can be found below.


List of Incurable Neurodegenerative Diseases

 

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Medical marijuana Texas laws allow us to treat an array of symptoms that come with autism. Common symptoms such as aggression, self-injury, hyperactivity, insomnia, and anxiety have been shown to be improved with cannabinoids. A recent study showed an overall improvement of these symptoms in 75% of autistic children treated with a 20:1 ratio of CBD/THC. 

Muscle Spasticity and Multiple Sclerosis

Muscle spasticity is when muscles become stiff, tighten up and resist stretching. Patients with damage to their brain and nerves can develop muscle spasticity, and eventually, these muscle contractions can cause severe pain, discomfort, and/or deformity. 

Muscle spasticity can come from a very large range of underlying conditions, including multiple sclerosis, Charcot-Marie-Tooth, stroke, and many other conditions. Treatment for muscle spasticity-related symptoms is usually provided in a 3:1 or 1:1 CBD/THC ratio product. 

 

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Cannabinoids are used to treat pain, muscle spasms, and appetite loss that comes from this disease.

Seizures and Epilepsy

Medical marijuana cannabis contains antispasmodic qualities, which have shown to be an effective treatment for some seizures. Cannabis oils that are rich in CBD are the preferred method for treatment. The tincture ratio of 20:1 CBD/THC is what usually works the best for these conditions.

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