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Can Marijuana Be Used Instead of Antidepressants?

With each year, the social stigma surrounding marijuana is slowly fading away. More states are passing legislation to make it legal, both medically and recreationally. To date, 37 states have launched medical marijuana programs and 21 states have legalized it for recreational use.

Cannabis is used to aid with a myriad of symptoms and medical conditions, and millions of Americans are making the switch from prescription drugs to marijuana. Self medicating with marijuana is a popular choice due to its lack of side effects and risk of addiction.

Many people want to know if cannabis can help mental conditions in the same way it helps physical conditions. The answer to this question is not so clear. Really, it depends on the person, among many other factors.

People with conditions such as depression, stress, and anxiety may benefit from cannabis use, but others may not. Some patients with clinical depression say that cannabis helps them with functionality among other things, while other depression patients say the opposite.

Antidepressants often come with a whole host of side effects and many of them are rather unfavorable. Patients with depression may want to use cannabis in place of antidepressants to avoid the side effects.

It is not ideal to use both antidepressants and cannabis. Marijuana may interact with the chemicals in the antidepressants and produce even worse side effects than normally anticipated.

The Bottom Line

Whether you can use marijuana in place of antidepressants will depend on you. There are so many factors that contribute to a person’s experience with marijuana, and the only way for you to know if it works for you is to try it.

Depression is not a qualifying condition in Louisiana, but those with a qualifying condition may also have clinical depression. If this sounds like you, you could get your medical card and treat both conditions!

If you want to use marijuana in place of your antidepressants, it is best to talk to a doctor. Luckily, we have plenty of physicians who are certified to recommend medical cannabis in Louisiana, so we can help!

Get Your Medical Marijuana Card Today

Medical marijuana is legal in the State of Louisiana, and you can get your medical marijuana card today! It is now easier than ever to get your card, so if you think cannabis may benefit you, what are you waiting for?

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!


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