terminal illnessThe term “terminal illness” refers to a health condition in which the most likely outcome is death. Such illnesses are considered untreatable, and any procedure undertaken will not be able to extend lifespan to a considerable degree. There are actually many illnesses that fall under this category, and they all vary in terms of symptoms and conditions. What many of these conditions have in common is that they involve pain, reduced function, and limited mobility. Still other conditions are characterized by loss of appetite, inability to sleep, discomfort, and many other symptoms.

Marijuana can be especially useful for people who are battling a terminal illness. It can be an effective appetite stimulant and pain relief medication, and it can help improve the patient’s outlook. At the very least, marijuana can help improve the patient’s quality of life during the few days that he has left.