Treatable Conditions and Ailments

Proposition 215, passed in the State of California in 1996 [1], among other provisions “[ensures] that seriously ill Californians have the right to obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes where the medical use is deemed appropriate and has been recommended by a physician who has determined that the person's health would benefit from the use of marijuana in the treatment of cancer, anorexia, AIDS, chronic pain, spasticity, glaucoma, arthritis, migraine, or any other illness for which marijuana provides relief”. We see patients every day dealing with these and other health issues, including menstrual and pre-menstrual pain, anxiety, insomnia, neuropathy, IBS and Crohn’s disease, ADD/ADHD, diabetes, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, and as a harm reduction therapy.

Recent research about cannabis and treatable conditions has yielded some very exciting results; CBD, which is considered a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, has in particular has been shown to be very promising for cancer treatment [2] due to its anti-proliferative effects on cell metastasis in the human body, its effectiveness for treatment of autism, multiple sclerosis, inflammation, neurodegenerative disease, diabetes, and epilepsy, as well as anxiety and insomnia [3, 4]. Other cannabinoids are useful for different ends; for example, research indicates that cannabis rich in the THCV has anorectic qualities (e.g., it reduces your urge to have the munchies) [3] and it is being studied as a treatment for epilepsy, type II diabetes, and metabolic disorders [4].

The Apothecarium tests our medicine because we believe placing a focus on cannabis science will help guide our patients so they can obtain the best medicine for their needs.