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3 Interesting Facts about the Benefits of Medical Marijuana For Glaucoma

3 Facts About Using MMJ for Glaucoma

There are a multitude ways that a glaucoma diagnosis makes life more difficult. That’s why there are so many benefits to exploring non-conventional treatments for it. One of the most common treatments for glaucoma that picks up for the lack of prescribed medications is medical marijuana.

Since qualifying for medical marijuana in Ohio is a more recent concept, many glaucoma patients have questions about cannabis for glaucoma symptoms. In this post, we’ll look at some of the facts about using medical marijuana to treat symptoms of glaucoma.

Medical Marijuana is Capable of Lowering Intraocular Pressure (IOP)

At this point, the fact that medical marijuana relieves symptoms of ongoing chronic pain and nausea is practically common knowledge. What isn’t as widely known is the fact that medical marijuana has the capability of decreasing IOP.

High IOP is known for causing glaucoma or even blindness. Studies have shown that THC can be instrumental in lowering IOP which provides temporary relief from much of the discomfort caused by glaucoma.

Even though medical marijuana has proven to be effective at lowering IOP, some medical professionals still display skepticism regarding it due to the fact that the relief only lasts for 3-4 hours. Conventional wisdom would assume that it’s impossible to remain medicated while still having a normal, productive day.

Fortunately there’s a wide selection of medical marijuana tinctures available at Ohio medical marijuana dispensaries that are capable of offering relief without rendering it impossible to maintain regular productivity levels.

Medical Marijuana is One of the Oldest Natural Remedies for Glaucoma Treatment

After learning about how long people have used medical marijuana to treat symptoms of glaucoma, it’s almost bewildering to think about how long it’s been prohibited for use of any kind. Research shows that marijuana was used medicinally to treat glaucoma, inflammation and other purposes all the way back in 1213 BC.

As far as its modern times go, glaucoma was the first condition that medical marijuana was approved for. That’s because back in the 1970s, a young man named Robert Randall was enjoying some cannabis with friends before coming to the realization that the substance actually had a positive effect on his eyesight.

Afterwards, he grew it himself at his own apartment, which worked before he was raided by the local authorities. After a lengthy trial, it was ruled by a D.C. Superior Court Judge that he had “established a defense of necessity” for his cannabis usage, which led to his charges being dismissed. The ordeal dubbed Randall as the Father of the Medical Marijuana movement by many.

Treating Glaucoma With Medical Marijuana in Ohio is Legal - Get Your Medical Marijuana Card Today to Try it For Yourself

The benefits that come with the ability to safely and legally use medical marijuana to treat the symptoms of glaucoma are immense. The process of getting access is simple, too.

All it takes is making an appointment with a licensed, knowledgeable medical marijuana physician in Ohio, who can get you approved. Same day appointments are available to those who need them, too.

People who live with the symptoms of glaucoma deserve the therapeutic relief medical marijuana can provide. Start living the happier, healthier life you never knew was possible by joining Ohio’s medical marijuana card program today!


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Here at Ohio Marijuana Card, our goal is to help everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

If you have any questions, call us at (866) 457-5559, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

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