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5 Benefits of Having a Medical Marijuana Card
Medical marijuana is legal in the State of Louisiana! Cannabis is a natural alternative medicine that has been gaining popularity for the past few decades, and rightly so. Now, 37 states have medical marijuana programs, and 21 states have legalized cannabis altogether.
One of the reasons so many people have been switching over to cannabis is because many other prescription medications can have very harsh side effects, addiction being one of them. When you take something to help your pain go away, it can be hard to stop taking it as you become reliant on the drug.
The good news is that cannabis can help! Marijuana does not have the same side effects as many opioids or prescription drugs do and did we mention it is a natural medicine?
Many medical marijuana states tend to legalize recreational marijuana not too long after. This will probably be the case for Louisiana. In this blog, we will discuss 5 benefits of having your medical card in a recreational state.
Lower Product Costs
When a state legalizes recreational marijuana, they will typically have medical and recreational dispensaries, as well as some who sell both. The medical dispensaries are known to have lower product prices in general.
On top of the lower product costs, patients with their medical card are responsible for less taxes on their medicine. For example, in some states medical products are taxed at 6% while recreational products are taxed at 8%.
Medical and recreational cannabis products aren’t cheap to begin with, so having a medical marijuana card can save you hundreds of thousands of dollars on medicine each year.
Higher Possession Limits
In most recreational states, those with their medical marijuana card can enjoy higher possession and purchase limits for their medicine. If someone is only a recreational user, the possession limit will be lower.
This is a great perk, because not everybody lives within minutes of a dispensary. Some people make one trip for the month and like to stock up instead of making multiple trips each time they need more medicine.
In legal situations, having your medical marijuana card will never hurt you and can only help you. Having your medical card means that you are backed by a licensed doctor.
The fact that a medical professional has recommended medical marijuana to you may offer some legal protection.
Higher Growing Limits
Louisiana does not currently allow medical marijuana patients to grow their own medicine. However, medical marijuana programs normally expand to allow more conditions and less strict limits, as well as allowing patients the option to grow their own medicine.
Hopefully Louisiana will allow patients to grow cannabis soon, and when they do, medical patients will get to enjoy higher growing limits.
For example, Colorado allows recreational users to grow up to 6 plants, but medical card holders may grow up to 99 plants at their home!
Higher Potency Limits
THC potency in your medicine matters. The higher the potency, the more the medicine will affect you. In most recreational states, medical dispensaries are able to use higher THC potency in their products.
States set limits on the amount of THC allowed in marijuana products. Typically, medical products can have higher amounts of THC. This means you are getting more bang for your buck, and your supply should last you longer.
Get Your Medical Card Today
You can get your medical marijuana card in Louisiana today and start using your medicine very shortly! If you aren’t sure if you qualify for a card, we can help! Just give us a call and we can answer any questions you may have.
Marijuana is an excellent alternative medicine that offers natural, safe, and legal relief for an array of symptoms. If you think cannabis could help some of your symptoms, what are you waiting for?
Schedule an evaluation online today with one of our knowledgeable, compassionate doctors to see if you qualify for your medical card. Not only will you discuss your condition and options, but you can do so through a virtual appointment in the safety of your own home!
Doctors Who Care.
Relief You Can Trust.
At Louisiana Marijuana Card, our mission is helping everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.
Call us at (833) 253-2943, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!