Minnesota Approves Two More Conditions for Medicinal Use of Marijuana

People are starting to realize how medicinal marijuana does nothing but help...

Doctors in MN approve medical cannabis use for two medical conditions.


2017 to 2022 has seen a lot of progress in terms of the general public’s view on medicinal marijuana. There’s been a lot of debate and information exchange. People are starting to realize how medicinal marijuana does nothing but help, and how harmless to oneself and the environment that small plant is and it can only benefit society in both health and economy-wise.

The battle is long and hard, but recently more and more eyes and minds are being opened towards the idea of cannabis as a helping instrument in various conditions and illnesses people suffer from, and the fact that it is a completely natural medicine has only benefited the overall attitude towards legally using it. All eyes are now on legal and accepted drugs like cigarettes and alcohol, which have no medicinal purpose at all but can lead to a variety of dangerous conditions.

This text will focus on a more specific topic. In other words, the state of Minnesota just added two medical conditions to the list of illnesses medicinal cannabis can be to treat. These are autism and obstructive sleep apnea. These two conditions have never really been properly tackled or completely cured with a traditional pharmaceutical medication which is why this is a perfect way for cannabis to be painted into the picture. In this article, we’ll give you more details on these diseases and explain how medical marijuana can help alleviate the symptoms.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Medical Marijuana

Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder caused by reduced airflow due to the collapse of the upper airway during sleep. This condition does not bode an immediate danger to life but it sure does bring long-term health problems to the table. The effects of the disorder can include cardiovascular problems, hypertension, a bad mood and overall lower quality of life, a decrease in cognitive function, and bad performance at school, work, or while driving.

Positive airflow pressure therapy (CPAP) has shown great results but the problem is that people usually find it difficult to fully commit to it. The alternative is, of course, medicinal marijuana. Recent research has shown that cannabis treatment can be very effective.

Can Marijuana Help People with Autism

On the other hand, autism is described as an impairment in social interaction and communication. Other symptoms include repetitive behaviors, activities, or interests. The latest research has shown that the endocannabinoid system in our bodies can be of enormous significance for treating symptoms of autism.

What adds to the case of cannabis effectiveness in this matter is the lack of good traditional pharmaceutical drugs and the potential danger of severe side effects after regular use. It is interesting to note that children in Minnesota suffering from autism have already been treated with medicinal marijuana to treat other qualifying conditions but it has been proven that that also helped combat their autism.

It is worth noting that this program started 2018, and patients will be able to receive medical cannabis from August 1, 2018. A certification from a licensed Minnesota healthcare provider will be needed in order to be eligible.

Recreational cannabis will be legalized in California way back. That means that anyone older than 21 will be able to purchase cannabis without a doctor’s recommendation. In addition, all illegal dispensaries will be forced to shut down, leaving only legal dispensaries.