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.
Legal Access to Marijuana
Recreational use of marijuana is illegal in Pennsylvania. Possessing marijuana is decriminalized in many major cities, but a medical marijuana card is the only safe and legal means of accessing marijuana from dozens of businesses all throughout the state.
Greater Dispensary Access
There are relatively few dispensaries active in Pennsylvania at this time. Having a medical marijuana card ensures you can skip the line and get the service you need. With a Pennsylvania medical marijuana card, you even have access to delivery.
Pennsylvania provides some of the lowest taxes in the United States for medical marijuana. The tax rate on marijuana products is only 5% and is paid by the grower. It is illegal for growers to pass on this cost to the buyer.
Simple Possession Limits
Registered medical marijuana patients are able to maintain a 30-day supply of products for their personal use. Pills, ointments, liquids, tinctures, and oils are all available. You never need to wonder if you have too much.
Superior Service Compared to Recreational Marijuana
If recreational marijuana ever becomes legal in Pennsylvania, it is still a good idea to have a medical marijuana card. Medical marijuana cardholders tend to pay lower taxes on cannabis, have access to stronger products, and get priority customer service.
Pennsylvania limits the number of businesses that can grow and distribute marijuana. It also holds products to a very high standard of quality, allowing them in only a few forms. Your Pennsylvania medical marijuana card is the key to quality, regulated marijuana.