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Medical Marijuana: 5 Facts About Cannabis

Medical marijuana is legal in the State of Louisiana, and thousands of patients are reaping the benefits! Now is the best time to apply for your medical card! The telemedicine process is quick and easy, so you can get your card in no time.

Marijuana’s social and legal evolution is fascinating. It has been used as medicine for thousands of years but only recently has gained popularity through the social awareness of its many benefits. 37 states have medical marijuana programs and 21 states have legalized cannabis recreationally too.

Cannabis is still a schedule I controlled substance according to the federal government, but President Biden has made some progress in that regard. Most people do not believe cannabis should exist in the same category with heroin and meth, and rightfully so.

With that being said, here are some fun facts about cannabis you may not know!

Cannabis Canvas

Did you know that canvas is derived from the cannabis plant? That’s right! A painter’s canvas is made out of hemp, which comes from the marijuana plant. Hemp is also used to make rope or fabric for clothing.

Cannabis Stunts Cancer Growth

Cancer is a qualifying condition for a medical marijuana card in the State of Louisiana and for good reason! Marijuana can actually stunt cancer growth in our bodies. Research shows that a cannabis-derived compound freezes cancer cells which prevents them from spreading.

Cannabis can also help with symptoms of chemotherapy, which is widely used for many different cancers. Many chemo patients say marijuana helps with their nausea and vomiting especially.

California Was the First State to Ban Cannabis

You heard that right! Over a century ago, California led the way for the rest of the country and banned cannabis. Things have changed since then, as California is known to be one of the best recreational marijuana states along with Colorado.

Bob Marley Was Buried With Cannabis

The legend himself requested that he be buried with a cannabis bud. He was also buried with a Bible opened to Psalms 23 and his famous red Gibson guitar. He was buried on May 21st, 1981.

When in Rome

A study conducted in Italy back in 2012 noted trace amounts of cannabis wafting through the air surrounding the Colosseum and Pantheon as well as other cities. Some other drugs including cocaine, nicotine, and caffeine, were also found in the air.

Try Medical Marijuana 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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