Cannabis as Medicine

Current research demonstrates that marijuana is a safe and effective alternative to frequently prescribed pharmaceutical treatments. Prescription drugs often have limited effectiveness, severe side-effects, and can lead to addiction. If you reside in Massachusetts or any other state with an establish MMJ program, speak to your physician regarding your condition and whether medical marijuana is a viable treatment option.

Medical marijuana has been successfully used to treat a diverse set of illnesses and their symptoms including chronic pain, diabetes, epilepsy, PTSD, cancer, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), and many more.

It is important to keep in mind that the science behind using cannabis as a medical treatment is still new. Each person will experience the effects of cannabis use differently depending on body type, metabolism, product potency, and a number of other factors. MCR Labs is happy to provide resources to help you determine if cannabis or medical marijuana might be beneficial for relieving certain symptoms associated with your particular medical conditions.

For more information about the active chemical compounds found in cannabis plants and the different methods of consumption currently being employed, please refer to our Patients page.