Top 5 Reasons to Get Your Medical Marijuana Card
Legal protection. If you are one of many in Arizona residents who are already self medicating with marijuana you can’t ignore that you are breaking laws on state and federal levels. Having a medical marijuana (medical cannabis) card issued by the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) does offers you some protection from possible legal charges and employment issues.
Marijuana is a great medicine. While all drugs come with potential side effects, marijuana is a natural herb that carries many medicinal properties. Cannabinoids in marijuana offer relief for anxiety and depression, nausea or pain. Cannabis can be great medicine to alleviate symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Cancer, Seizure Disorders, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Click here to read a testimonial about how medical marijuana can make a significant difference.
You can replace the bad side effects and costs associated with pharmaceuticals. The American Medical Association is continuously concerned with the amount of hospitalizations caused by prescription medications. While major pharmaceutical companies try to keep the number of emergency department visits off the public radar, the costs associated with pharmaceuticals continue to be discussed and generally despised by everyone. For many patients Medical Marijuana has replaced a combination of narcotics and eliminated debilitating side effects.While not commonly covered by insurance, medical marijuana can still be affordable given the variety of budget friendly option you can find in a dispensary.
Shopping at a dispensary is awesome. Unless your back alley drug dealer has been super ambitious or your home town pharmacy is really cutting edge, you probably have never experienced anything like shopping at a quality state licensed dispensary. The opportunity to choose your medicine based on personal preferences like taste and smell in addition to what symptoms you are trying to relieve, is an incredibly liberating experience. Many state licensed dispensaries, like SWC, now carry multiple lines of edibles, tinctures, topical treatments and several different strains of marijuana. While Mary Poppins once sang about the need for a “spoon full of sugar” to make the medicine go down- marijuana kitchens have taken this to a whole new level. Getting to choose between medicated peanut butter or a medicated fruit juice makes taking medication something to look forward to. Click here to learn more about the many options available.
Support for Safe Access and a growing economy. Nationwide support for Medical Marijuana has grown significantly in the last few years, unfortunately our national laws have not been pushed to keep up. As much as we hate to use “everybody is doing it” as a reason, by getting your medical marijuana card you are joining a movement and an up and coming industry which shows hope for positively impacting both our health care system and our economy.
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