Pennsylvania Conditions and Research

Current Research related to the 17 Serious Medical Conditions approved for Medical Marijuana Treatment in Pennsylvania

Serious Medical Condition Research
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Reduction in pain


Muscle Relaxant

Appetite Stimulant

Less saliva


Neuroprotective antioxidant

Improvement in overall quality of life>


Autism Increase ability to communicate

Ability to make eye contact

Stimulate appetite and weight gain

Improved disorders: anxiety, aggression, panic disorder, generalized rage, tantrums, and self-injurious behavior

Regulate social behavior

Cancer Reduction in nausea and vomiting

Treat pain

Increased appetite

Slow growth of or kill cancer cells

Relieve neuropathy


Crohn’s Disease Can significantly limit intestinal inflammation reduction in diarrhea symptoms

Relieves abdominal cramps

Relieve pain and anxiety

Reduced need for pharmaceutical medications

Fibromyalgia Treats pain

Fights fatigue

Reduce depression and anxiety

Combat insomnia

HIV/AIDS Eliminates nausea, vomiting, and appetite loss

Restore weight

Maintain essential nutrients

Targets neuropathic pain

Possibly slows the replication of HIV in body

Improvement in mental health/happiness

Huntington’s Disease Enhanced neuroprotective effects

Reduce anxiety

Reduce nausea, restlessness, and insomnia

Stimulate appetite

Relax muscles

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Can significantly limit intestinal inflammation

Reduction in diarrhea symptoms

Reduction in abdominal pain

Depression relief

Relaxes intestinal muscles

Intractable seizures Decrease in seizures

Controls seizures

Reduce pain

Increase appetite

Multiple Sclerosis Reduced muscle stiffness

Reduced muscle spasms

Promote neurogenesis

Combats oxidative stress


Reduction in chronic pain

Jump start metabolism

Improved sleep

Improved mood

Neuropathies Highly effective in relieving pain

Parkinson’s Reduce tremors


Reduction in levodopa-induced dyskinesia

Potentially reduce the advancement of the disease

Less pain and insomnia

PTSD Calming effect

CBD counteracts some effects, including paranoia and anxiety

Severe Intractable Pain Relieve pain

Treat insomnia

Substitution for opioids

Sickle Cell Anemia Reduce pain

Relieve anxiety and depression

Substitution for opiates

Reduce inflammation

Spinal Cord Damage with Neurological intractable spasms If administered within 12 hours of injury, reduction in damage

Reduction in spasticity

Terminal Illness Substitution for opioids

Reduce pain

Increase appetite

Improve depression and insomnia

Improve fatigue

Reduce nausea

Traumatic Brain Injury Reduction in brain swelling

Reduction in acute and apoptic brain damage

Experience less exitotoxicity, oxidative stress and inflammation

Offers neuroprotection in newborn babies

Less likely to die from TBI