Amyloidosis is the term used to refer to several related health conditionsAmyloidosis that primarily affect certain proteins in the body. Normally soluble, these proteins are rendered insoluble by the condition. The proteins then accumulate in different bodily organs and impair their normal function. Amyloidosis causes a number of painful and even life threatening symptoms including carpal tunnel syndrome, damage to the heart, swelling of the liver, kidney failure, and nerve damage.

Medical marijuana may provide some relief from the painful symptoms of amyloidosis. However, the patient is advised to seek professional medical attention for diagnosis and treatment of the condition.