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Marijuana IS Medicine - Here’s Why


The conversation is beginning to shift as cannabis is legalized in more states across America. Although many individuals use marijuana recreationally, there are many reasons why cannabis is being legalized for medicinal purposes.


Since legislation made medical marijuana legal in 2019, more than 40,000 Louisiana residents have received their medical card. These patients are using cannabis to treat a variety of medical conditions and were only able to receive their card after consulting with a medical professional. Still, because of the way marijuana use is perceived in American culture, many people may speculate whether or not cannabis really can be used for medicine.


Since the invention of color tv, the American public has been fed a steady rhetoric that depicts cannabis use in a negative light. For several decades, marijuana users have been painted as lazy, unmotivated individuals with low intelligence and a raging case of cannabis-induced munchies. Now that legislation continues to legalize marijuana in most states, the public is starting to realize the out-dated stoner stereotype simply isn’t accurate.


Cannabis Is Medicine

It’s called “medical marijuana” for a reason. Cannabis is medicine because it helps with a multitude of medical conditions. As a matter of fact, it is currently ONLY legal in Louisiana for medicinal use. In order to purchase marijuana in the state, all patients must have a valid medical card which is only available after visiting with a doctor to see if they qualify for marijuana treatments.

Cannabis dispensaries and marijuana growing operations are also highly monitored by the Louisiana Department of Health to ensure the safety and quality standards of all medical marijuana cultivated and distributed throughout the state.

Patients Are Using Cannabis to Reduce Their Opioid Dependence

Medical marijuana is one of the most effective treatments available for those suffering from chronic pain. As a matter of fact, many patients are using cannabis to help them reduce their dependence on opioids and have found that marijuana helps them return to a quality of life they thought they would never have again.

Medical Marijuana Helps People Exercise and Lose Weight

Cannabis can be an incredibly effective tool to help you get moving. Marijuana can help to reduce pain and increase focus, allowing people to step up their fitness game. As a matter of fact - many elite athletes use cannabis as part of their training and recovery regimen.

A study published in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine found that cannabis even improved pain tolerance in athletes, allowing them to benefit from a shorter recovery period and exercise more frequently at a vigorous level.

Medical Marijuana Is More Effective Than Most Sleeping Aids

Getting regular, quality sleep is one of the most vital factors in lowering the risk of many health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and even mental illness.

If you are having a difficult time getting to sleep, cannabis could be the key to finally getting the regular rest your body needs to wake up refreshed. Studies have even demonstrated that most patients prefer cannabis to traditional over-the-counter sleep aids.

You Can Use Marijuana Without Smoking It

Many people may not realize how many options are out there for consuming medical marijuana. Smoking is only one of many ingestion methods patients have the option of for delivery of their medication.

Vaping marijuana is more discreet than smoking and is probably better for your lungs. You can also try edibles, which are marijuana treats you can eat. You can get pre-made edibles at your local Louisiana cannabis dispensary, or try your hand at some delicious cannabis recipes at home. If you’re looking for some inspiration, we recommend checking out Cannabis Cheri’s blog!

Some other options include tinctures, which provide THC in liquid form that you can add to food or beverages. You can also get relief with marijuana-infused beverages and even THC and CBD topicals.

Using Medical Marijuana Does NOT Make You Any Less Professional

Using medical marijuana should have no bearing on your ability to maintain your level of professionalism in the workplace. As long as you aren’t arriving at your job impaired, your cannabis use will have no impact on your ability to do your job. As a matter of fact, with marijuana’s ability to ease chronic pain, increase focus, and reduce anxiety, it may just be what takes your workplace performance to the next level.

Cannabis Is Legal Because it is Medicine

Medical marijuana is state-regulated to make sure it meets stringent safety and quality standards. Before cannabis was legal, the only way to purchase it was on the black market, leaving patients vulnerable to unsafe, low quality marijuana– not to mention potential legal consequences.

Now that marijuana is legal, you can purchase it in licensed facilities and rest assured that the cannabis you consume is safe and has met the quality standards set forth by the state.


Everyone Deserves Relief

If you are ready to see if the natural relief that cannabis can provide is right for you, you’ll need your Louisiana medical marijuana card. If you don’t have your card yet, we can help you with that.

Reserve an evaluation online today, and we’ll make an appointment for you 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 during a virtual appointment in the safety of your own home, but if you reserve an appointment online today, you’ll also save $25 off the cost of the appointment!

We’ll even refund the total appointment cost if you and your doctor conclude that medical marijuana isn’t right for you. You have nothing to lose, and a world of potential health benefits to gain!

 

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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