There are over 200 conditions deemed appropriate for Medical Marijuana Tratment including:

Alcohol Abuse
Alzheimer's Disease
Autism/Aspergers syndrome
Autoimmune Disease
Back Pain
Brain Tumor
Cancer (all forms)
Cerebral Palsy
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Pain
Chrone's Disease
Cystic Fibrosis
Degenerative Diseases
Graves Disease
Headaches - Migraine & Cluster
Hemophilia A
Hepatitis C
Hospice Care
Huntington's Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Lou Gehrig's Disease
Lyme Disease
Meniere's Disease
Multiple Sclerosis
Muscle Spasms
Muscular Dystrophy
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Panic Disorder
Parkinson's Disease
Peripheral Neuropathy
Post Concussion Syndrome
Post Polio Syndrome
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Premenstrual Syndrome
Radiation Therapy
Raynaud's Disease
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Reiter's Syndrome
Residual Limb Pain
Restless Leg Syndrome
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Seizure Disorders
Severe Nausea
Severe Pain
Severe Vomiting
Sickle Cell Disease
Sjoren's Syndrome
Skeletal Muscular Spasticity
Sleep Apnea
Spinal Cord Injury,
Spinalcerebellar Ataxia
Sturge-Weber Syndrome
Temporomandibular joint disorder
Terminal Illness
Tourette's Syndrome
Traumatic Brain Injury
Wasting Syndrome
Wittmaack-Ekbom's Syndrome
And so much more...

This is only a partial list. Even if you don't see your medical condition listed here, if you believe you might benefit from medical cannabis, talk to you Doctor.



In spite of mounting evidence to the contrary, the DEA continues to maintain that cannabis is a dangerous drug with absolutely NO medical use whatsoever.

Trichome Labs maintains that the curative properties of cannabis are most potent when the integrity of the whole plant is kept intact.


Cannabis and Cancer

Cannabis and Pain Relief

Cannabis and the Immune System

Cannabis and Gastrointestinal Conditions

Cannabis and Neurological Conditions

Cannabis and Metabolic Conditions

We continue our stand as patient advocates by demanding that individuals retain the right to grow their own cannabis and create their own, unadulterated remedies based on the full complex of compounds found within the cannabis plant.

In spite of spurious DEA classifications, past rogue reputation as an intoxicant or hallucinogen, and any other vestiges of "reefer madness",  it is now widely accepted  that the lowly "weed" cannabis has a number important applications.  Most notable among these are its innumerable medicinal potentials.  Though serious research into the therapeutic applications for cannabis is in its infancy, it is already reputed to have fabulous results in the treatment of numerous conditions.   A cursory internet search under "medical cannabis" reveals a plethora of pages with articles attesting the efficacy of medical cannabis.  It has successfully been used in the treatment of nausea, anorexia, pain, neuropathy, high blood pressure, and  seizures as well as treatment of mental disorders ranging from anxiety, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, to depression, schizophrenia, suicidal thoughts and even drug addiction.

Francis Young, a DEA Administrative Law Judge admitted as early as 1988:  "In strict medical terms marijuana is far safer than many foods we commonly consume.  For example, eating 10 raw potatoes can result in a toxic response.  By comparison, it is physically impossible to eat enough marijuana to induce death.  Marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man.  By any measure of rational analysis marijuana can be safely used within the supervised routine of medical care."

A list provided by <>  includes over 200 conditions deemed appropriate for "Medical Marijuana" treatment.   At present, 23 States plus D.C. have legalized medical cannabis.  Two of these states, Washington and Colorado, have legalized recreational cannabis as well.     However, no uniform code exists among States which permit medical cannabis and not all States see eye to eye on which conditions are permissible to treat with cannabis.

In spite of any debate over which conditions might benefit from cannabis, it has demonstrated itself superior in the treatment of several devastating and potentially deadly conditions including cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), rheumatoid arthritis and other auto-immune disorders, Alzheimer's, cardiomyopathy, and diabetes (see sidebar for more conditions).  It has even been known to cure advanced stage cancers where all standard medical treatments have failed! 

Its no secret that great numbers of patients have benefited from therapeutic use of cannabis, often administered as an oral agent (cannabis oil, cannabis tincture or cannabis laced edibles).  There are many well known cases where lab values, ultrasound images and other medical diagnostics  exist to document such effective  and amazing results of cannabis therapy as to almost seem miraculous.  The problem is the Drug Enforcement Agency, which continues to classify cannabis as a Schedule 1 drug.  Again and again they  defy the vast body of scientific evidence that demonstrates the validity of cannabis as medicine and the various medicinal efficacies of cannabis.   In spite of mouting evidence to the contrary, the DEA continues to maintain that cannabis is a dangerous drug with absolutely NO medical use whatsoever.

As long as their inexorable mis-classification continues, it remains difficult for researchers to  conduct laboratory research and compile statistics necessary to properly document and verify the various actions and effects of cannabis.  Without such a process, it is virtually impossible to satisfactorily  validate claims of patient cures.  Even in states where medical cannabis has been legalized, both medical research and patient access continue to be hampered by federal policy and mandates.   Many Doctors remain reluctant to recommend medical cannabis lest they be stigmatized.  At the same time,  patients remain vulnerable to risk of criminal charges as Federal law supersedes State laws.   Even without facing charges, many legitimate patients have found themselves besmirched by insurers and medical institutions who may use medical cannabis as a basis to deny pain relief medication and even vital medical procedures, such as organ transplants.  

Another obstacle to effective research of medical cannabis lies in the "divide and conquer" nature of today's medical establishment, which focuses on alleviation of individual symptoms rather than upon systemic wellness.   Virtually all officially sanctioned research surrounding the medical and pharmacological  capabilities of cannabis revolves around the isolation and identification of  the active chemical components of cannabis and observing their individual actions upon the human body.  Some progress has been made in this respect but here are over 400 active chemicals contained within cannabis so it will likely take decades to properly study and catalog the affect of its individual chemical components.  What a daunting task!   All the while, there are ailing patients who need cannabis treatment today, not ten or twenty years from now! 

The  most powerful active ingredients of cannabis are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabinol (CBN).  Yet an apparent bias exists among researchers with emphasis directed toward development of pharmaceutical agents that rely on CBD or CBN alone while neglecting  the great many beneficial actions of THC, which is considered the psychoactive component of the plant.  We believe that such an approach represents yet another impediment to realizing the full potential of medical cannabis.  Such shortsightedness actually undermines effective research and could result in  the medical establishment overlooking what may be the most important factor related to cannabis efficacy.  

That is not to say that the medical model of application of individual chemical components toward alleviation of individual symptoms is not useful;  there has already been the creation of several drugs which contain natural or synthetic cannabinoids or cannabinoid analogs such as Dronabinol (Marinol), Nabinole (Cesamet, Canemes), and Rimonabant (SR141716).   Trichome Labs maintains that the curative properties of  cannabis are most potent when the integrity of the whole plant is kept intact. 

As any cannabis connoisseur will tell you, all cannabis is not the same.    Like fine wines, each different strain possesses its own nuances and complexities including unique flavor, distinct  aroma, psychoactive characteristics, and specific medicinal applications.   Whether cannabis is being used for recreational or medicinal purposes, the unique  ratio of THC, CBD and other plant components determines the characteristics and actions of of each individual strain.

Since our inception, Trichome Labs has been devoted to understanding the complexities of these interactions.   Exploiting this knowledge has enabled us to produce some of the world's finest cannabis.  Our dedication to quality cannabis is a constant that will never change.  Neither will our concern for patient safety and well being.   We were one of the earliest compassionate caregivers in Southern California.  We stood at the forefront of the demand for patient safety in the form Certified Medical Cannabis; and we are proud to have been among the first to offer Certified "Safe and Pure" cannabis to our clients.
We continue our stand as patient advocates by demanding that individuals retain the right to grow their own cannabis and create their own, unadulterated remedies based on the full complex of compounds found within the cannabis plant.  We believe this represents a safer, more comprehensive and effective means of treatment as opposed to isolated or synthetic cannabinoids.

Clearly, the strain of cannabis which best reduces nausea in the chemotherapy patient may not be the most effective choice for controlling blood sugar in the diabetic patient or increasing cognition in the Alzheimer's patient. Therefore we work tirelessly to discover the most efficacious medical application of each strain.  It is our eventual goal to produce the first medical repertory for cannabis with details as to the potential medical efficacies of each particular strain of cannabis.  Such a device would  assist patients in selecting strains appropriate to  individual patient needs.   It will also benefit dispensaries and caregivers who wish to go beyond generalizations and offer remedies that target certain conditions while retaining the unique balance of chemical compounds inherent to the whole plant.   

Our conclusions are based upon empiracle data gathered from patient testimony as well as our own detailed analysis of each strain to determine its individual balance of chemical compounds.  As technology improves and new methods of analyzing plant components become available our toolbox for categorizing the efficacies of each different strain will improves as well.  Our ultimate vision at Trichome Labs is to breed cannabis genetics with individual patient needs in mind!

Our ultimate vision at Trichome Labs is to breed cannabis genetics with individual patient needs in mind!

Please note:
Trichome Labs can not offer medical advice or give patient recommendations, we are not physicians, we are a collaboration of researchers and Medical Cannabis patients.   The information contained on this page is based on the experience of Trichome Lab's founder and other cannabis patients.  Though the information we have posted here is typical of the experience of most cannabis users, every person is different and we  cannot accept any responsibility or be held accountable in any way should your experience with cannabis differ in any way from what is described on this page.  
If you experience unpleasant side effects or have questions pertaining to your use of medical cannabis, please bring them to your doctor's attention immediately!

"Cannabis is the single most versatile herbal remedy, and the most useful plant on Earth.  No other single plant contains as wide a range of medically active herbal constituents."

~Dr. Ethan Russo

Cannabinoid Research Institute