Dan K.


What is your opinion on medical marijuana for diabetes?

Dr. David Erani


While there is some evidence to suggest that marijuana may have positive effects on blood glucose, this has not been established and diabetes is not one of the conditions for which medical use of marijuana is approved. Medical marijuana laws vary by state. In a publication of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, it is noted that the MA law authorizes use of marijuana for “a debilitating medical condition” and specifies “cancer, glaucoma, AIDS, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and other conditions as determined in writing by a qualifying patient’s physician.”

May 1, 2014 at 10:41 pm

6 replies

Dan K.
Dan K. 2015-02-27 14:04:42 -0600 Report

I have found that MMJ does lower my BGL, but then again, it gives me the munchies for sweets and I am stoned, so I may not care. The difficult part of MMJ is having the munchies and not giving into them.

Bknown 2015-01-24 14:42:09 -0600 Report

Sound good to me, because diabetic medication is getting more expensive. Yes, there is genetic brand but they are not effective as the expensive ones that I am allergic too, like metformin and other brand.