Will Kentucky Patients Suffering From Chronic Pain Qualify for Medical Marijuana?
With the legalization of medical marijuana on the horizon in Kentucky, individuals living with chronic or intractable pain may be wondering if they will be eligible for treatment with medical marijuana. Chronic pain is widely treated by medical marijuana patients in other states, so we expect it to be on the list of approved conditions in Kentucky.
Chronic pain can be described as pain that is either constant or persistent over a long period of time. This pain is typically described as severe or intractable. Any Kentucky resident who suffers from recurring pain, including headaches, migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, inflammation or any other condition that produces high levels of pain, will most likely qualify for medical marijuana treatments in the state of Kentucky. Of course, the patient will need to have documented prior experience with chronic pain and documentation describing their previous treatments.
This news is especially hopeful for those chronic pain sufferers seeking an alternative to prescription opioids. The opioid epidemic has led to a crisis of addiction and overdose deaths, and alternative treatments, such as medical marijuana, may prove to be the cornerstone of an effort to reduce opioid-related overdoses and deaths throughout Kentucky.
Can Medical Marijuana Help Treat Pain?
Cannabis is a very promising alternative for treating pain, especially for chronic pain. Studies have demonstrated that THC, which is found in marijuana, is an effective pain reliever for those going through cancer treatments. Studies also report that medical marijuana lacks the debilitating side effects that come with many traditional prescription pain medications.
Many chronic pain-sufferers have stated how cannabis provides them with relief from an array of pain varieties, and those who experience pain related to the nervous system have reported significant benefits.
The opioid crisis is impacting communities throughout the U.S. creating a trend of deadly addiction that has taken the lives of thousands. Medical marijuana is quickly becoming a trusted alternative for those who face pain on a daily basis.
Some of the conditions that you may find relief from with marijuana include the following:
Pain from accidents or injuries
Lower Back Pain
This list is only a mere fraction of the many conditions that may cause pain symptoms and could qualify for medical marijuana treatment in the state of Kentucky.
Get Approved for Medical Marijuana in Kentucky Through Telemedicine
Kentucky Marijuana Card offers medical marijuana evaluations through telemedicine, so you can get approved right in the comfort of your own home! As soon as the state of Kentucky legalizes medical marijuana, we’ll be ready to take you through a quick and easy process to see if you qualify.
In the meantime, CLICK HERE to reserve an appointment with a medical marijuana doctor. We’ll even give you $25 off of your evaluation for simply filling out the form that will save your spot, and you can be evaluated as soon as medical marijuana becomes legal.
How Can I Get a Kentucky Medical Marijuana Card to Help Manage My Pain?
As soon as a medical marijuana program is established in Kentucky, we will have office locations across the state where you can schedule an appointment with compassionate physicians certified to recommend you for a medical marijuana certification. Our kind support staff are ready to help you through the entire process.
We realize this process can be confusing, so we do everything possible to guide our patients through each and every step. We'll handle it all, from helping you collect your medical records prior to your appointment to sending your recommendation after you are approved.
Give us a call today if you have any questions. We’re here to help you every step of the way!