Even though medical marijuana has been available for some time now, is still much of a mystery to some. Of course, it raises more questions than it gives answers.
In this case, a brief FAQ will provide enough information to those of you for whom medical weed is no different than the enigmatic soma.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
- Is medical cannabis any different from the recreational one?
Yes. Recreational weed has large amounts of THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis that gives the high effect. On the other hand, medical weed contains larger amounts of CBD, the non-psychoactive compound of the plant.
THC can be found in medication, as well, but in very small amounts. You can read more about The Differences between Medical and Recreational Weed.
- Where can I get it?
Only in the states where medical cannabis is legal. Currently, 22 states have approved the use of cannabis as medicine. Take a look at the list to see whether you can get it in the state you live in or not.
- Is it true that weed is dangerous?
No, it’s not true. In fact, there have been no reports of overdosing on cannabis. Never. Above all, weed is a medical plant and has been used for medical purposes for thousands of years before modern people branded it a “drug”.
Not only that it’s inoffensive, but it also helps in alleviating the symptoms of many conditions, from epilepsy and anxiety to multiple sclerosis and depression.
- How do you take medical cannabis?
Medical weed can be ingested or smoked through a weed vaporizer or vaper, as it is also called. When it is vaporized, it improves the function of the lungs a great deal. That’s why many people take it this way instead of ingesting it.
Moreover, pills are generally a lot more expensive, so that’s another drawback.
- Isn’t weed supposed to be addictive?
Yes, it’s addictive… only if you believe everything the media says. Cannabis is not addictive, and we can’t stress that enough. Nicotine, for instance, is addictive. Caffeine is addictive, too.
Weed is not. It’s the safest plant in the world. In the worst-case scenario, you’ll get a little freaky, because your tolerance to THC is low. Obviously, this happens if you smoke recreational cannabis, not the medical one.
- Is it true it helps with various conditions?
Yes, it is true. Not as many as some sites claim, but cannabis sure helps in treating a large variety of conditions. You can read some very valuable research papers published on the Internet if you want.
Medical weed is researched and re-researched day in, day out. Every month, new research suggests it has miraculous effects on another condition.
The fact that our ancient ancestors have used it successfully for millennia is just further proof that cannabis is indeed a formidable plant and not a drug.
If you live in a state where medical marijuana is legalized and you suffer from a condition that this plant can alleviate, try to get a special card for this.