Medical Marijuana for Tailbone Pain (Coccyx Pain)?

Some patients ask whether medical marijuana can be used to decreased tailbone pain (Coccyx pain, coccydynia).

Is marijuana legal in your state? Can you use it for tailbone pain?
  • Whether or not marijuana is considered legal depends on the state and/or country that you live in.
  • Overall, compared with the last 60 years or so, the tide has turned. There are an increasing (dare I say “growing”) number of states are allowing for more liberal use of medical marijuana and even recreational marijuana.
  • It depends on the state you live in.
    • Some states classify marijuana as illegal regardless of whether it is for medical use or for recreational use.
    • Some states considered medical marijuana to be legal, but recreational marijuana to be illegal.
    • Some states consider marijuana to be legal regardless of whether it is for medical use or for recreational use.
    • Of those that only allow marijuana for medical use, some states are more strict than others on which particular medical conditions the marijuana can be prescribed for.
  • Here in New Jersey, medical marijuana is very restricted. In New Jersey, medical marijuana can only be prescribed to certain specific conditions (ALS, multiple sclerosis, etc.). Coccyx pain (tailbone pain) is NOT among those conditions for which marijuana can be legally prescribed in New Jersey. In New Jersey,  the law also limits it so that prescription of medical marijuana can only be done by specially-designated physicians (the vast majority of physicians in NJ can not prescribe it).
  • Interestingly, at the federal level my role on a currently remains illegal. Most likely that will eventually change, since it is problematic to send mixed messages where the federal government says something is illegal in the entire country but the individual states that make up the country say that it is legal within their own state.
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Dr. Foye is an expert at treating tailbone pain (coccyx pain).

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