Those who suffer from qualifying conditions in Ohio are eligible to receive a MMJ card recommendation from a qualified physician. However, many patients have questions about how medical cannabis actually helps their symptoms. This blog will cover the basics of the endocannabinoid system in our bodies and how medical THC works to help you experience a symptom-free life.
How Does Medical Marijuana Work?
Each of our bodies has an endocannabinoid system, which runs along our lymphatic system. This unique system’s function is to process the active chemicals in marijuana. The system contains numerous cannabinoid receptors in the brain that process medical cannabis. How the medical marijuana is ingested determines how quickly patients can feel the effects. It takes longer for a patient to notice effects when medical marijuana is consumed through an edible rather than inhaling through a vaporizer or in a rolled paper/e-pen.
The medical marijuana prescribed to Ohio MMJ cardholders is specially engineered to contain a certain amount of THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). The amount of THC that is contained in the medical cannabis prescription will help patients feel symptom relief. Naturally, higher amounts of THC will help patients feel more symptom relief. However, the body can build up a tolerance to medical marijuana over time.
What Types Of Benefits Come From Medical Marijuana?
Those who suffer from Ohio’s qualifying conditions are eligible to receive a medical marijuana recommendation. The benefits each individual patient will experience vary, but most will experience the following:
- Pain Relief
- Muscle Relaxation
- Increased Appetite
- Regular Sleep Schedules
- Reduced Depression and/or Anxiety
- Lower Stress Levels
- Decreased Nausea
Medical marijuana can be inhaled, eaten, or applied topically in order to experience the benefits. Depending on the symptoms experienced and the size of the prescription, patients and caregivers will need to explore the different treatment delivery methods and the products available at dispensaries to determine which are the most suitable to purchase
Disclaimer: An Ohio MMJ card is not a legal way to use marijuana for recreation. A medical marijuana prescription is only available for those who suffer from qualifying conditions. A physician will not provide you with a recommendation for an Ohio medical marijuana card unless have one of the qualifying conditions.
If you do suffer from one of the qualifying conditions, obtaining your Ohio MMJ card is easy! Simply request a telehealth appointment and you will virtually meet with one of our qualified doctors. Our HIPAA compliant appointments ensure you can safely meet with a doctor and receive your recommendation. After you receive your recommendation, the doctor will provide you with further instructions for getting your first prescription filled.
If you have any questions or concerns during the process, please do not hesitate to contact us! One of our knowledgeable and friendly associates will assist you as quickly as possible.