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What is Marijuana used to treat?

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Marijuana is possibly effective for:
  • Improving appetite in people with AIDS. Smoking marijuana seems to stimulate the appetite of patients with AIDS. Marijuana cigarettes can also cause weight gain in HIV-positive patients also taking indinavir (Crixivan) or nelfinavir (Viracept).
  • Treating increased pressure in the eyes (glaucoma). Smoking marijuana seems to reduce pressure inside the eye in patients with glaucoma. However, it also seems to decrease blood flow to the optic nerve. So far, it is not known if marijuana can improve the way the eye functions.
  • Treating multiple sclerosis (MS). Marijuana seems to be effective when smoked, or when the cannabinoids are taken by mouth for the treatment of muscle tightness and shakiness associated with MS.

Marijuana has insufficient evidence for:
  • Dandruff.
  • Hemorrhoids.
  • Obesity.
  • Asthma.
  • Urinary infections.
  • Leprosy.
  • Preventing organ rejection after kidney transplants.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of marijuana for these uses.

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