What is Hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C is an infectious disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) that primarily affects the liver. The virus can cause both acute and chronic hepatitis, ranging in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness. It can lead to significant liver damage.
Can Medical Marijuana help treat Hepatitis C?
Research suggests that cannabis has the potential to offer therapeutic benefits to patients with Hepatitis C and many states have approved medical marijuana specifically for the treatment of hepatitis C.
Scientific and anecdotal evidence tell us medical cannabis is a safe, effective medicine that helps patients with Hepatitis C endure the side effects of treatment—therefore helping patients complete the entire treatment regimen. Marijuana (cannabis) can help to alleviate side effects such as aches and pains, decreased appetite and nausea.