Medical marijuana is a term in reference to the use of cannabis to treat chronic pain, nausea, anxiety, sleep apnea and more. Although there are varying opinions on the actual health benefits to consuming cannabis, many scientific studies have been released linking the plant to positive effects in patients.
When used medically, marijuana can be consumed via smoking, vaporizing, eating extracts or using topicals like lotions or sprays. Although its use recreationally is not legal in most of the United States, many states have passed legislation for legalized medical marijuana.
Within these states where medical marijuana is legal, a doctor has to prescribe a medical marijuana card to a patient in order to enter and purchase product from a medical marijuana dispensary. Oftentimes, these shops offer one on one consultations and a variety of products available at cheaper prices then recreational marijuana.
“I use medical to ease my horrible nausea from chemotherapy. It’s done wonders already.”