Medical Marijuana vs. Prescription Drugs: Which is Healthier?
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At Compassionate Certification Centers, we help you discover the potential benefits of medical cannabis and give you the support and guidance you need to acquire your own medical marijuana (MMJ) card so that you can use it legally as part of your treatment plan.
When is medical cannabis a healthy alternative to prescription drugs?
Despite being a relatively recent introduction to mainstream medicine, medical cannabis is gradually becoming an accepted form of treatment. Today, it may be used to treat various conditions such as:
- Chronic pain
- Depression and anxiety
While there are many prescription drugs available for these conditions, they may have certain side effects, like addiction, organ damage, and overdosing.
Unlike traditional prescription medication, medical cannabis, on the other hand, has little to no side effects, and products for medicinal use are derived from natural ingredients, making it a potentially healthier and safer alternative to prescription medication.
Should I take medical cannabis instead of prescription drugs?
While this decision is, ultimately, up to you, it’s crucial to consult a doctor for a professional medical opinion. You will also need to determine if your condition can be treated with medical cannabis.
Discuss your symptoms with your doctor and present them with your medical history so they can determine if this form of treatment will be beneficial for you.
Keep in mind that medical cannabis works differently for everyone and it may not treat your symptoms the way you expect.
How can I get an MMJ card?
This process may depend on your state’s laws. Generally, getting your MMJ requires:
- Getting approval from a licensed doctor
- Signing up for your state’s Medical Marijuana Registry after providing proof of your doctor’s approval
- Paying for your card
Depending on state policies, you may be able to complete this process online and have your card delivered to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Can medical cannabis help with withdrawal symptoms?
Potentially. Certain studies have found that medical cannabis may treat common withdrawal symptoms such as insomnia, tremors, and anxiety.
Can recreational marijuana be used as an alternative to prescription drugs?
Medical and recreational marijuana are not the same thing. Marijuana for medicinal use has a higher CBD content compared to recreational marijuana, which has a higher THC content. The latter can lead to the “high” recreational users report.