Cannabis As a Medicine
Cannabis is one of the oldest and most versatile medicines in the world.
Whether you are just beginning to explore the medicinal powers of cannabis or have been self medicating for years, we hope that you will find value in the information below. Please note, while research has shown cannabis to be effective in providing wonderful benefits for people suffering from a wide range of conditions and symptoms, always seek the advice of your physician before starting any new treatment utilizing medical cannabis and, of course, the content contained herein should not be seen as medical advice or a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
For centuries Cannabis has been used to relieve a myriad of symptoms and conditions including pain, anxiety, inflammation, insomnia and to prevent seizures.
Some of the ailments that are currently covered in Illinois are:
For more detailed information and a complete list of conditions covered please see the links below. While research has shown cannabis to be effective in providing palliative and therapeutic effects for some patients, always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before starting any new treatment utilizing medical cannabis or discontinuing an existing treatment. The content on this site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
List of qualifying conditions (updated November 2016)
See the details of the State of Illinois Medical Marijuana Annual Report 2015
Where the human body is sometimes unable to regulate it’s own endocannabinoid system, the phytocannabinoids in cannabis work to fill in the missing pieces to bring the body back to a healthy homeostasis.