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.
Use Any Dispensary in New York
The total number of dispensaries in New York is slated to grow as recreational cannabis efforts push forward. As a New York MMJ patient, you'll be able to use any medical or recreational facility.
Grow Your Own Cannabis at Home
New York is moving toward legalization of at-home growing for medical cannabis patients. Rules may permit anywhere from four to six plants depending on where you are in New York.
Enjoy Reduced MMJ Taxes
Even if recreational cannabis eventually becomes legal, getting your New York MMJ card is a good idea. Medical cannabis patients typically pay less and are exempt from certain taxes on cannabis.
Sample Any New York Cannabis Product
Many states have a two-tiered system where the most potent cannabis products are available only to MMJ patients. Your New York MMJ card entitles you to any product from a licensed dispensary.
Choose a Designated Caregiver
A caregiver is someone empowered to make cannabis purchases on your behalf in the state of New York. Having a caregiver can make things quicker and easier.
Access Services in Reciprocal States
Many states recognize New York medical cannabis cards. With your MMJ card, you may be able to access cannabis services across the country.