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

  1. pain
  2. anxiety
  3. depression
  4. muscle spasticity
  5. 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.

MMJ Benefits

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Cultivate Your Own Medical Marijuana

Rhode Island is among the states that allow medical marijuana patients to cultivate their own marijuana. You can purchase seeds, growing equipment, and other growing aids and raise your own cannabis at home.

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Simple Possession and Cultivation Limits

Rhode Island has decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use. However, only medical marijuana patients can freely use these products without penalty. Rhode Island cannabis products are labeled and measured clearly so you know what you are getting.

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Low Taxes on Marijuana Products in Rhode Island

Rhode Island has a very low tax on marijuana products – just 4%. This tax is paid by the seller. This compares very favorably to the high tax rates in many other states, especially those that have legalized recreational marijuana.


Name Your Own Authorized Purchasers

Rhode Island gives medical marijuana patients the ability to name a Designated Purchaser. This person can purchase, pick up, and deliver medical marijuana products from a compassion center. This can make the process of accessing medical marijuana easier.

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Access to All Products

If Rhode Island becomes the next state to legalize recreational cannabis, you’ll still benefit. In most cases, medical marijuana cardholders have the chance to purchase a wider range of more potent marijuana products. These products may never become available recreationally.

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Easy Renewal and Peace of Mind

The most challenging part of becoming a Rhode Island medical marijuana patient is getting the doctor’s recommendation. Our mmj doctors simplify the process for you. Once you have been authorized, renewing your Rhode Island medical cannabis card is easy.