Benefits of Medical Marijuana
Medical uses of cannabis include both studied and approved uses and off-label uses. In a recent research survey, the most common reasons people use medical marijuana are for
- muscle spasticity
- inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease.
More research has been conducted on the compound CBD. Medical CBD is anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, neuroprotective, and anxiolytic, antipsychotic, and anti-emetic. The CBD compound in medical marijuana appears to be neuroprotective in Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s disease, fetal hypoxia, and other neurodegenerative conditions and movement disorders.
Higher Possession Limits
Even if you’re in a part of the United States where recreational marijuana is legal, it is still a good idea to get a medical marijuana card. In many states, medical marijuana card holders have the right to keep a larger quantity of marijuana for personal use.
Greater Dispensary Access
Medical marijuana patients get priority service at many dispensaries and delivery services. They are able to call in orders and avoid waiting in line. In states where recreational cannabis is not legal, only medical marijuana patients can access marijuana products.
Recreational cannabis states tax cannabis products at a very high rate. Medical marijuana patients are generally excused from these taxes. In fact, states may even waive sales tax for people who need medical marijuana.
Opportunities for In-Home Growing
Many states only allow medical marijuana patients to cultivate medical marijuana for personal use. With a medical marijuana card, you can purchase seeds and other growing materials easily.
Access to All Products
Many states have a variety of products that are available only to medical cannabis users. These are often the most potent and effective products. A medical marijuana card ensures you will be able to use them when you want to.
Access to Special State Programs
Some states have special programs just for medical marijuana users. For example, they may offer a special identification card, tax benefits, and other perks. Medical marijuana patients get access to all these benefits as long as they have their medical marijuana card.