Dating back to ancient times, marijuana has been used to aid associated discomfort of medical ailments. Until the invention of aspirin in 1897, people used medical marijuana to relieve body pain in adults as well as alleviate nausea, depression, hemorrhoids and to treat women after they gave birth. Nowadays, it is considered a natural alternative in the treatment of certain cancers, neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s’ disease and dementia, AIDS/HIV and chronic pain associated with arthritis, injuries and premenstrual syndrome.
In the United States it is against the law to possess, sell or buy it, as it is narcotic like cocaine and heroin; thirteen states allow the sale of this with the written consent of a physician. Without a doctor’s approval, a person cannot legally receive a card issued by their state which allows them to buy it at a dispensary.
Dispensaries sell this in many forms such as growing seeds, food and drink products, liquid form and as a concentrated pill to be swallowed. Some of these even have a special area to consume the product or offer child care during a patient visit. Patients who buy it for legitimate health reasons can get it at any legal dispensary or clinic permitted by their state to sell only to those with a medical card.
Recently President Obama passed a policy to not charge patients who comply with state laws. In a recent interview, he stated that health care reform and other issues were of greater priority.
For nausea and pain control, some people have been able to use self-hypnosis successfully to help mitigate symptoms. It is best to study with a trained and certified professional if you decide to go this route.