Diseases, Symptoms & Benefits

ADD/ADHD

Symptoms: Excessive inattentiveness, impulsiveness, hyperactivity, constant feeling of agitation, restlessness, extreme procrastination and disorganization, impulsive behavior.

Benefits: Has a calming effect, improves ability to concentrate in some cases of ADD.

AIDS

Symptoms: Severe pain, anorexia/weight loss, cachexia, severe nausea.

Benefits: Reduces neuropathic pain and muscle spasms, improves appetite and sleep patterns, reduces nausea/vomiting, reduces stress.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Symptoms: Memory loss that disrupts daily life, challenges in planning or solving problems, difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work, or at leisure,

confusion with time or place, trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships, new problems with words in speaking or writing, misplacing things and inability to retrace steps, changes in mood and personality.

Benefits: Can help prevent the formation of Alzheimer’s plaques in the brain, slows the degenerative process.

Anorexia

Symptoms: Weight loss from restricting food or purging it, amenorrhea (interruption of the menstrual cycle for at least 3 consecutive cycles), bone loss, extra sensitivity to cold, bloated stomach after eating, fine hair grows on skin for warmth, yellowed skin,

thinning hair.

Benefits: Increases appetite, improves overall mood.

Arthritis

Symptoms: Dry scalp with dandruff, dry skin which shows whitish spots in different part of the body, ear has no ear wax, fingernails that appear brittle or splitting, ringing in ears, stretch mark which appears after losing weight, rectum itching, nose constantly itching, teeth have etch lines, varicose veins in legs, being sterile.

Benefits: Helps with pain and inflammation, acts as sleeping aid by reducing pain, increases quality of sleep.

Asthma

Symptoms: Wheezing, chest tightness, coughing, feeling short of breath.

Benefits: Can help reduce symptoms by opening up bronchial tubes.

Brain Injury

Symptoms: Excessive sleepiness, inattention, difficulty concentrating, impaired memory, faulty judgment, depression and irritability, emotional outbursts, migraine headaches

Benefits: Decreases swelling, helps with pain.

Cancer

Symptoms: Patient usually suffers no symptoms until they begin chemo/radiation therapy. (See Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy)

Benefits: Stops breast cancer from spreading, reduces tumors and kills cancer cells for brain cancer, reduces tumors and slows cancer’s growth for lung cancer.

Chemotherapy

Symptoms: Severe nausea which can last for weeks, dry heaves which can last for hours sometimes days, can rupture esophagus from excessive vomiting, severe fluid and weight loss due to lack of appetite and vomiting.

Benefits: Increases appetite, reduces pain, aids in sleeping, helps with nausea.

Chronic Pain

Symptoms: Pain that does not go away as expected after an illness or injury, pain that may be described as shooting, burning, aching, or electrical, discomfort, soreness, tightness, or stiffness, fatigue and/or sleeplessness, withdrawal from activity and increased need to rest.

Benefits: Relieves pain and reduces swelling.

Colitis

Symptoms: Intense pain, tenderness in abdomen, depression, rapid weight loss, aches and pains within joints, loss of appetite, fatigue, changes in bowel movements.

Benefits: Reduces pain and increases appetite.

Crohn’s Disease

Symptoms: Persistent or recurring diarrhea, abdominal pain, tenderness and swelling, fever, vomiting, gastrointestinal bleeding, rectal bleeding, stomach ulcers, weight loss, anemia, fatigue.

Benefits: Reduces pain, vomiting and nausea, increases appetite, aids in sleeping thus decreasing fatigue, helps weight gain, produces fewer stools per day and fewer flare ups of less severity.

Epilepsy

Symptoms: Convulsions, muscle spasms, loss of consciousness, seizures, strange sensations, strange emotions, strange behavior.

Benefits: Reduces seizures and muscle spasms, curbs symptoms, prevents loss of consciousness.

Fibromyalgia

Symptoms: Extreme and widespread pain, chronic headaches, jaw pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, joint stiffness, difficulty swallowing, bowel and bladder abnormalities, numbness and tingling.

Benefits: Aids in sleep, reduces fatigue and pain.

Glaucoma

Symptoms: Gradual vision deterioration, peripheral vision deterioration, dim peripheral vision, tunnel vision, blurred vision, foggy vision, sensitivity to light, difficulty adjusting to brightness, halos around bright lights, mild eye pain, nausea, headaches.

Benefits: Can protect the nerves from damage, decreases the elevated IOP of patients, reduces nausea, helps patients see more clearly, reduces pressure in eye.

Head Injury

Symptoms: Blurred vision, drowsiness, dizziness, headaches.

Benefits: Reduces pain.

HIV

Symptoms: Fever, headache, sore throat, swollen lymph glands or nodes, rash, diarrhea, weight loss, fever, cough and shortness of breath,

Benefits: Increases appetite, reduces pain, aids in sleep, helps with nausea.

Hypertension

Symptoms: Headaches, morning headaches, ringing in ears, dizziness, confusion, fatigue, shortness of breath, convulsion, nausea, vomiting, chest pains.

Benefits: Can normalize blood pressure, aids in sleep to reduce fatigue, reduces nausea, reduces vomiting, increases appetite.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Symptoms: Chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, an alteration in bowel habits in the absence of any organic cause, diarrhea, constipation, gas, weight loss, difficulty swallowing.

Benefits: Relieves pain, curbs symptoms.

Migraines

Symptoms: Severe headache (on one or both sides), nausea, vomiting, weakness, vision disturbance, sound sensitivity, pain over one eye.

Benefits: Reduces severity, relieves pain, reduces nausea, increases appetite, aids in sleep.

Multiple Sclerosis

Symptoms: Tingling/numbness, difficulty speaking, impaired vision, painful muscle spasms, weakness, paralysis, tremors, loss of coordination/balance.

Benefits: Controls uncoordinated muscle action, limits pain and spasticity, relieves tremors and unsteadiness.

Muscle Spasms

Symptoms: Twitches, tics, chorea (any disorder caused by involuntary movement or spasms), seizures, spasms, pain in muscles and body.

Benefits: Can reduce muscle spasms, relieves pain.

Muscular Dystrophy

Symptoms: Gait problems, waddling gait, falling, difficulty standing up, difficulty climbing stairs, difficulty descending stairs, firm looking muscles, enlarged muscles, decreased appetite, pain.

Benefits: Increases appetite, reduces pain.

Nausea (Chronic)

Symptoms: A sick feeling that makes you want to vomit.

Benefits: Helps reduce nausea, increases appetite and helps keep food down.

Paraplegia

Symptoms: Leg paralysis, lower body paralysis, bladder control problems, bladder incontinence, fecal incontinence, painful muscle spasms.

Benefits: Reduces pain, aids in sleep, reduces stress and anxiety.

Parkinson’s Disease

Symptoms: A tremor in one little finger, hand tremor, tremor in one hand, tremor in one leg, tremor in one arm, tremor in one side of the body, involuntary head nodding, difficulty walking, stooping posture, shuffling gait, stammering, difficulty talking.

Benefits: Reduces or alleviates symptoms, improves extreme slowness of movement and reflexes, improves muscle rigidity and tremor.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Symptoms: Nightmares, persistent daily thoughts, flashbacks, headaches, gastrointestinal complaints, dizziness, chest pain, body aches, sleeping problems, emotional problems, emotionally numb, detachment, trouble feeling affectionate, startles easily, irritability, aggression, loss of interest, feelings of intense guilt.

Benefits: Reduces pain and stress, aids in sleeping, improves quality of life.

Quadriplegia

Symptoms: Loss of sensation in arms and legs, loss of ability to intentionally move arms, and legs, incontinence of bladder and bowels, breathing difficulties, pressure sores, paralysis of arms, paralysis of legs, impotence, painful muscle spasms.

Benefits: Reduces pain and spasms.

Radiation Therapy

Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, loss of appetite, weakness, red itchy skin, sore throat, hair loss, recurrent infections, bleeding, anemia.

Benefits: Reduces nausea and vomiting, increases appetite, helps in weight gain, aids in sleep.

Seizure Disorders

Symptoms: Muscle jerking, uncontrollable blinking, seizures, uncontrollable limb shaking, inability to speak, inability to move, visual and/or auditory hallucinations, sudden uncontrollable crying or laughter.

Benefits: Less frequent seizures, aids in sleep, relaxes muscles.

Sleep Disorders

Symptoms: Irritability or sleepiness during the day, difficulty staying awake when sitting still, watching TV, or reading, falling asleep or feeling very tired while driving, difficulty concentrating, slow reactions, emotional outbursts, napping daily.

Benefits: Can regulate sleeping patterns, aids in sleep.

Spinal Cord Injury

Symptoms: Paralysis, loss of sensation, loss of reflex function, loss of automatic activity, breathing difficulty, loss of bowel control, loss of bladder control, pain, sensitivity to stimuli, muscle spasms, sexual dysfunction, loss of function.

Benefits: Reduces muscle spasms and spasticity, suppresses muscle jerking, reduces pain, aids in sleep, increases appetite.

Tourette’s Syndrome

Symptoms: Repeated involuntary movements, uncontrollable vocal sounds, tics, facial tics, eye blinking, motor tics, head jerking, neck stretching, foot stamping, body twisting, throat clearing, coughing, obsessive compulsive thoughts, anxiety, depression, abnormal sleep disturbances.

Benefits: Aids in sleeping, helps with depression, reduces symptoms, reduces tics.

There are many diseases that Medical Marijuana can help you with. Unfortunately not all of these diseases and symptoms are covered as of yet in the State of Michigan. This is why, no matter your illness or symptoms, you should talk to Depot Town Dispensary. Directly related side effects could qualify you for a Medical Marijuana Card.
Please go over the list below and should you have any question on whether you may qualify please call our offices to schedule an appointment to see one of our consultants.

ADD/ADHD

Symptoms: Excessive inattentiveness, impulsiveness, hyperactivity, constant feeling of agitation, restlessness, extreme procrastination and disorganization, impulsive behavior.

Benefits: Has a calming effect, improves ability to concentrate in some cases of ADD.

AIDS

Symptoms: Severe pain, anorexia/weight loss, cachexia, severe nausea.

Benefits: Reduces neuropathic pain and muscle spasms, improves appetite and sleep patterns, reduces nausea/vomiting, reduces stress.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Symptoms: Memory loss that disrupts daily life, challenges in planning or solving problems, difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work, or at leisure,

confusion with time or place, trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships, new problems with words in speaking or writing, misplacing things and inability to retrace steps, changes in mood and personality.

Benefits: Can help prevent the formation of Alzheimer’s plaques in the brain, slows the degenerative process.

Anorexia

Symptoms: Weight loss from restricting food or purging it, amenorrhea (interruption of the menstrual cycle for at least 3 consecutive cycles), bone loss, extra sensitivity to cold, bloated stomach after eating, fine hair grows on skin for warmth, yellowed skin,

thinning hair.

Benefits: Increases appetite, improves overall mood.

Arthritis

Symptoms: Dry scalp with dandruff, dry skin which shows whitish spots in different part of the body, ear has no ear wax, fingernails that appear brittle or splitting, ringing in ears, stretch mark which appears after losing weight, rectum itching, nose constantly itching, teeth have etch lines, varicose veins in legs, being sterile.

Benefits: Helps with pain and inflammation, acts as sleeping aid by reducing pain , increases quality of sleep.

Asthma

Symptoms: Wheezing, chest tightness, coughing, feeling short of breath.

Benefits: Can help reduce symptoms by opening up bronchial tubes.

Benefits
Relieves pain and Reduces swelling

Brain Injury

Symptoms: Excessive sleepiness, inattention, difficulty concentrating, impaired memory, faulty judgment, depression and irritability, emotional outbursts, migraine headaches

Benefits: Decreases swelling, helps with pain.

Reduces pain and Increases appetite

Cancer

Symptoms: Patient usually suffers no symptoms until they begin chemo/radiation therapy. (See Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy)

Benefits: Stops breast cancer from spreading, reduces tumors and kills cancer cells for brain cancer, reduces tumors and slows cancer’s growth for lung cancer.

Chemotherapy

Symptoms: Severe nausea which can last for weeks, dry heaves which can last for hours sometimes days, can rupture esophagus from excessive vomiting, severe fluid and weight loss due to lack of appetite and vomiting.

Benefits: Increases appetite, reduces pain, aids in sleeping, helps with nausea.

Chronic Pain

Symptoms: Pain that does not go away as expected after an illness or injury, pain that may be described as shooting, burning, aching, or electrical, discomfort, soreness, tightness, or stiffness, fatigue and/or sleeplessness, withdrawal from activity and increased need to rest.

Benefits: Relieves pain and reduces swelling.

Colitis

Symptoms: Intense pain, tenderness in abdomen, depression, rapid weight loss, aches and pains within joints, loss of appetite, fatigue, changes in bowel movements.

Benefits: Reduces pain and increases appetite.

Crohn’s Disease

Symptoms: Persistent or recurring diarrhea, abdominal pain, tenderness and swelling, fever, vomiting, gastrointestinal bleeding, rectal bleeding, stomach ulcers, weight loss, anemia, fatigue.

Benefits: Reduces pain, vomiting and nausea, increases appetite, aids in sleeping thus decreasing fatigue, helps weight gain, produces fewer stools per day and fewer flare ups of less severity.

Epilepsy

Symptoms: Convulsions, muscle spasms, loss of consciousness, seizures, strange sensations, strange emotions, strange behavior.

Benefits: Reduces seizures and muscle spasms, curbs symptoms, prevents loss of consciousness.

Fibromyalgia

Symptoms: Extreme and widespread pain, chronic headaches, jaw pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, joint stiffness, difficulty swallowing, bowel and bladder abnormalities, numbness and tingling.

Benefits: Aids in sleep, reduces fatigue and pain.

Glaucoma

Symptoms: Gradual vision deterioration, peripheral vision deterioration, dim peripheral vision, tunnel vision, blurred vision, foggy vision, sensitivity to light, difficulty adjusting to brightness, halos around bright lights, mild eye pain, nausea, headaches.

Benefits: Can protect the nerves from damage, decreases the elevated IOP of patients, reduces nausea, helps patients see more clearly, reduces pressure in eye.

Head Injury

Symptoms: Blurred vision, drowsiness, dizziness, headaches.

Benefits: Reduces pain.

HIV

Symptoms: Fever, headache, sore throat, swollen lymph glands or nodes, rash, diarrhea, weight loss, fever, cough and shortness of breath,

Benefits: Increases appetite, reduces pain, aids in sleep, helps with nausea.

Hypertension

Symptoms: Headaches, morning headaches, ringing in ears, dizziness, confusion, fatigue, shortness of breath, convulsion, nausea, vomiting, chest pains.

Benefits: Can normalize blood pressure, aids in sleep to reduce fatigue, reduces nausea, reduces vomiting, increases appetite.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Symptoms: Chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, an alteration in bowel habits in the absence of any organic cause, diarrhea, constipation, gas, weight loss, difficulty swallowing.

Benefits: Relieves pain, curbs symptoms.

Migraines

Symptoms: Severe headache (on one or both sides), nausea, vomiting, weakness, vision disturbance, sound sensitivity, pain over one eye.

Benefits: Reduces severity, relieves pain, reduces nausea, increases appetite, aids in sleep.

Multiple Sclerosis

Symptoms: Tingling/numbness, difficulty speaking, impaired vision, painful muscle spasms, weakness, paralysis, tremors, loss of coordination/balance.

Benefits: Controls uncoordinated muscle action, limits pain and spasticity, relieves tremors and unsteadiness.

Muscle Spasms

Symptoms: Twitches, tics, chorea (any disorder caused by involuntary movement or spasms), seizures, spasms, pain in muscles and body.

Benefits: Can reduce muscle spasms, relieves pain.

Muscular Dystrophy

Symptoms: Gait problems, waddling gait, falling, difficulty standing up, difficulty climbing stairs, difficulty descending stairs, firm looking muscles, enlarged muscles, decreased appetite, pain.

Benefits: Increases appetite, reduces pain.

Nausea (Chronic)

Symptoms: A sick feeling that makes you want to vomit.

Benefits: Helps reduce nausea, increases appetite and helps keep food down.

Paraplegia

Symptoms: Leg paralysis, lower body paralysis, bladder control problems, bladder incontinence, fecal incontinence, painful muscle spasms.

Benefits: Reduces pain, aids in sleep, reduces stress and anxiety.

Parkinson’s Disease

Symptoms: A tremor in one little finger, hand tremor, tremor in one hand, tremor in one leg, tremor in one arm, tremor in one side of the body, involuntary head nodding, difficulty walking, stooping posture, shuffling gait, stammering, difficulty talking.

Benefits: Reduces or alleviates symptoms, improves extreme slowness of movement and reflexes, improves muscle rigidity and tremor.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Symptoms: Nightmares, persistent daily thoughts, flashbacks, headaches, gastrointestinal complaints, dizziness, chest pain, body aches, sleeping problems, emotional problems, emotionally numb, detachment, trouble feeling affectionate, startles easily, irritability, aggression, loss of interest, feelings of intense guilt.

Benefits: Reduces pain and stress, aids in sleeping, improves quality of life.

Quadriplegia

Symptoms: Loss of sensation in arms and legs, loss of ability to intentionally move arms, and legs, incontinence of bladder and bowels, breathing difficulties, pressure sores, paralysis of arms, paralysis of legs, impotence, painful muscle spasms.

Benefits: Reduces pain and spasms.

Radiation Therapy

Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, loss of appetite, weakness, red itchy skin, sore throat, hair loss, recurrent infections, bleeding, anemia.

Benefits: Reduces nausea and vomiting, increases appetite, helps in weight gain, aids in sleep.

Seizure Disorders

Symptoms: Muscle jerking, uncontrollable blinking, seizures, uncontrollable limb shaking, inability to speak, inability to move, visual and/or auditory hallucinations, sudden uncontrollable crying or laughter.

Benefits: Less frequent seizures, aids in sleep, relaxes muscles.

Sleep Disorders

Symptoms: Irritability or sleepiness during the day, difficulty staying awake when sitting still, watching TV, or reading, falling asleep or feeling very tired while driving, difficulty concentrating, slow reactions, emotional outbursts, napping daily.

Benefits: Can regulate sleeping patterns, aids in sleep.

Spinal Cord Injury

Symptoms: Paralysis, loss of sensation, loss of reflex function, loss of automatic activity, breathing difficulty, loss of bowel control, loss of bladder control, pain, sensitivity to stimuli, muscle spasms, sexual dysfunction, loss of function.

Benefits: Reduces muscle spasms and spasticity, suppresses muscle jerking, reduces pain, aids in sleep, increases appetite.

Tourette’s Syndrome

Symptoms: Repeated involuntary movements, uncontrollable vocal sounds, tics, facial tics, eye blinking, motor tics, head jerking, neck stretching, foot stamping, body twisting, throat clearing, coughing, obsessive compulsive thoughts, anxiety, depression, abnormal sleep disturbances.

Benefits: Aids in sleeping, helps with depression, reduces symptoms, reduces tics.