Medical Marijuana Can Be A Huge Help For People In Pain — With A Few Stipulations

The previous version, however, included the following Category 1 approved conditions from Health Canada for possessing dried marijuana for medicinal use:

Any symptom treated within the context of compassionate end-of-life care,OR

Symptoms related to

Severe pain and/or persistent muscle spasms from multiple sclerosis

Severe pain and/or persistent muscle spasms from a spinal cord injury

Severe pain and/or persistent muscle spasms from a spinal cord disease

Severe pain, cachexia, anorexia, weight loss, and/or severe nausea from cancer

Severe pain, cachexia, anorexia, weight loss, and/or severe nausea from HIV/AIDS infection

Severe pain from severe forms of arthritis

Seizures from epilepsy

There is a second category, which is defined as “a debilitating symptom that is associated with a medical condition or with the medical treatment of that condition, other than those described in Category 1.”

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