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The Lowdown on Fentanyl and Why You Never Have to Worry About it as a Medical Marijuana Patient

With the growing popularity of medical marijuana, Louisiana residents are lining up for their medical card in hopes of relief for their varying symptoms. Currently, there are over 44,000 Louisiana residents with their own medical marijuana card.

People are also becoming more concerned with what they are putting in their bodies in general, including their medicine. If you have a medical marijuana card, you can be sure that your medicine is safe and you won’t have to worry about sketchy, unwanted ingredients.

Although medical marijuana is generally considered very safe, some people want to be sure they will not be ingesting potentially harmful or dangerous substances.

One of the most dangerous substances in the country right now is fentanyl. You may have heard about it since it is currently the leading cause of overdose death in the United States.

What Is Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is about 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine. It was initially developed for pain management treatment for cancer patients, but has since been used for many other unsafe things.

For example, fentanyl is commonly added to drugs like heroin or cocaine to increase their potency and effects. Users are usually under the impression that they are purchasing heroin, and are generally unaware that they are actually getting fentanyl.

Most of the fentanyl used in drugs such as heroin is produced in Mexico, and it has many different street names such as Apace, China Town/Girl, China White, Dance Fever, and Poison-go figure.

Although many users are unaware of the fentanyl content in their drug of choice, it has still increased in popularity and some people seek out fentanyl in its purest form for its extreme effects.

Effects of Fentanyl

Some of the most common effects of fentanyl may include:

  • extreme happiness

  • drowsiness

  • nausea

  • confusion

  • constipation

  • sedation

  • problems breathing

  • unconsciousness

Fentanyl is also extremely addictive, just like most other opioids.

Rest Assured

The sad truth is that most of us know somebody that has overdosed before. The hold fentanyl has on many Americans is extremely sad and it’s important to educate yourself on its effects in case you know someone who shows signs of the effects of the drug.

However, you definitely do not need to worry about fentanyl contaminating your medical marijuana. As long as you are buying your medicine from a licensed Ohio dispensary and not off the street, you are completely safe.

Medical marijuana goes through an extremely tough process and is heavily regulated. Cultivators and processors must jump through a lot of hoops in order to ensure products are safe and effective for consumers.

The bottom line is: medical grade marijuana is safe. If you are purchasing your products from a dispensary, you do not have to worry about fentanyl or other unwanted drugs in your medicine.

Fentanyl is an opioid, and medical marijuana is quite the opposite. Many people make the switch from opioids to medical marijuana due to unwanted side effects and addiction issues.

Try Safe, Natural Relief Today

If you think marijuana may be right for you, now is a great time to get started! Medical dispensaries are home to many great, safe products for natural relief.

Reserve an evaluation online today, and we’ll make an appointment for you with one of our knowledgeable, compassionate doctors. 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!

Check out Louisiana Marijuana Card’s Blog to keep up to date on the latest medical marijuana news, tips, and information. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to join the medical marijuana conversation in Louisiana!


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