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Benefits of Medical Marijuana

Since medical marijuana was legalized in the state of Maryland in 2017, using cannabis to treat medical illnesses has popularized because of its therapeutic effects. Through its rising popularity over the years, researchers have studied the plant’s viability to be a natural medicine to treat conditions such as cancer, anxiety, and more. Medical marijuana can be used and consumed in many ways, and has been a useful medicine for those struggling with mental and physical ailments.

What is Medical Marijuana?

Depending on varying state legislation, medical marijuana can allow one to use cannabis for medicinal purposes to treat conditions or diseases. While the marijuana plant is made of many chemicals, the main two that are used for medicine are Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD).

THC binds with the cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptors in the brain. THC produces the euphoric feeling of being “high”, whereas CBD does not. CBD on the other hand binds to CB1 receptors less intensely, giving less of a psychoactive effect.

Uses for Medical Marijuana?

As more and more states legalize medical marijuana, researchers are studying how cannabis can treat numerous conditions including:

  • Cancer

  • Crohn’s Disease

  • Depression

  • Epilepsy and Seizures

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Migraines

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

  • Nausea

  • Wasting Syndrome

Cannabinoids have been found to relieve chronic pain as well as reduce anxiety.

How Do You Get Medical Marijuana?

In order to retrieve medical marijuana, you must have a written recommendation from a practicing doctor in a state where marijuana is legalized. Additionally, you must have a condition that qualifies medical marijuana use. You can retrieve a medical marijuana certification at our Rosedale health clinic. We perform examinations and screen processes in order to qualify a patient for the certification. Book a medical marijuana certification appointment with EPEC Clinic today!

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