With medically marijuana holding a long-time stigma it can be hard to know all of the facts. Some people claim marijuana has been the best treatment for their condition while others claim marijuana is highly addictive and “the devil’s lettuce”. While everyone is always going to have a different perspective about it, it’s always important to know the facts. Medical marijuana can indeed be a great way of treating many conditions from cancer to multiple sclerosis; however, it is not true that marijuana is highly addictive. This myth and many others lead some people to believe medical marijuana is not healthy nor good to ingest. This is sad to see as some people who could find relief from their condition with medical marijuana may be deterred from trying it out. This is why our team at Green Health Consulting LLC has come up with this guide on some medical marijuana myths followed by some facts that bust them.
Myth #1: You Have to Smoke Marijuana
A big reason we have seen many people against medical marijuana is the smoking aspect of it. Tons of people are completely against smoking regardless of whether it is CBD, marijuana, or nicotine. We can understand this concern as nicotine has proven to be harsh on the lungs; however, marijuana does not need to be ingested through smoking. There are tons of alternatives out there now that do not require smoking such as pills, vapor, tinctures, edibles, drinks, topicals, patches, and oil. With all the methods out there you truly have the freedom to decide which way feels most comfortable for you.
Myth #2: Your Medical Marijuana Card Applies to Every State
Unfortunately, medical marijuana is not yet legal in every state with recreational marijuana being legal in even fewer states. Because of this you cannot bring your card with you from state to state and purchase medical marijuana. Your card applies to the state you received it in and that state only. Please do not attempt to drive with it as other states that it is not legal in recreationally can arrest you for having it on you. It is not worth the trouble of getting caught with it. If you know you are traveling soon you can look into CBD options to get you through your trip. CBD is a great alternative to medical marijuana and shares some similarities with it. Always make sure to do your research on each state’s law before you decide to travel.
Myth #3: Medical Marijuana Comes with No Risks
Medical marijuana is much safer than a lot of the other drugs on the market; however, it is not perfect and does not come without some risks. The risks are not severe but are still important to be educated on before the use of the treatment. Some of these risks include feelings of being high, hunger, feelings of anxiousness, fatigue, and temporary loss of coordination. With this in mind, it’s also important to know that controlling how much marijuana you ingest can help avoid some of these risks. For example, when ingesting marijuana take your time with it, some of the effects will not hit you right away. Too often do we hear of people not feeling the effects and then deciding to ingest more of it. Then, when the effects hit it becomes too much and causes feelings of anxiety. This is not a fun nor beneficial experience to have, but it is preventable. It’s always better to have too weak of an effect than a too strong one as you can always ingest more if you do not feel the effects as much as you would like to.
For all information on medical marijuana and its effects, Green Health Consulting LLC is here for you. We are your one-stop resource for everything medical marijuana. Whether you have a card or are considering getting one, our team can answer any questions you may have. If you have been doing research and think medical marijuana may be able to benefit you, then give us a call and we can set up an appointment for you. Our doctors would love to help you find a treatment that works, give us a call today at (954) 755-4880.