The hepatitis C virus (HCV) affects an estimated 170 million people worldwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1.8% of the US population has ever been infected with hepatitis C. In Michigan this translates to approximately 160,000 residents that have been infected with hepatitis C. The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) is committed to decreasing the morbidity and mortality associated with hepatitis C.
Is it now possible that these approximately 160,000 residents in Michigan might find relief of their symptoms through the medicinal use of Marijuana. Many scientific studies have documented the beneficial effects marijuana has demonstrated in treating sufferers of the hepatitis C virus.
If you're a hepatitis C patient, the possibility of adding medical marijuana to your comprehensive treatment plan may have been a question that's crossed your mind but you don't know where to look for information. The links below will connect you to a wealth of information to help you make an informed decision about medical marijuana.
It's understandable that many physicians in Michigan are apprehensive to discuss this subject with their patients. Doctors receive little, if any, education about medical marijuana or its components while in medical school. Many are unaware of the wealth of research showing the efficacy of medical marijuana in treating the symptoms of Hep c. The first task of a patient seeking a recommendation for medical marijuana very well may be educating his/her doctor.
If you, or someone you know is a hepatitis C sufferer, please do some research and at least discuss the possibility of adding medical marijuana to your comprehensive treatment plan. The informative links below will educate you and enable you to discuss medical marijuana with your physician from a knowledgeable and thoughtful perspective.
Hepatitis C and Medical Marijuana
Hepatitis C (HCV) & Drug Use
Pros and Cons of Medical Marijuana with Hepatitis C
Cannabis Medical Dictionary: Hepatitis
Should Hepatitis C Patients Who Smoke Marijuana Be Eligible For Liver Transplants?
Moderate Cannabis Use Associated with Improved Treatment Response in Hepatitis C Patients on Methadone
Medical Marijuana Boosts Hepatitis C Treatment in New Study
Treatment for hepatitis C virus and cannabis use
Risk Of Hepatitis C-Related Liver Damage Increased By Regular Marijuana Use
Hepatitis C, Depression Drug & Marijuana
Marijuana has many possible medical uses