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5 Facts About Cannabis


Ohio launched their medical marijuana program years ago, and since then, hundreds of thousands of recommendations have been given! Ohio residents are able to visit licensed dispensaries and access the medicine that gives them the relief they deserve.


Marijuana has been growing in popularity year after year, and for good reason. It offers a safe, natural alternative to opioids and other prescription drugs with harmful and long-lasting side effects.


The marijuana plant has been around for thousands of years and has been used for many different things throughout history. In this blog, we will discuss some fun facts about cannabis that you may not have heard of!


Marijuana Is Ancient


When you think about the start of cannabis use, you probably think of the 60’s or 70’s and social hippies. However, cannabis has actually been around for much longer than that- hundreds of years longer.


Cannabis was used in ancient China thousands of years ago for many different reasons. Some of those reasons include:

  • Making clothing (using hemp for textiles)

  • Food

  • Oil

  • Rope

  • Paper

…and more! Cannabis has a variety of uses and is extremely versatile. When ancient China traded with other countries, the popularity of marijuana took off and exploded in almost no time.


Around the same time, the Chinese began using cannabis for medicinal purposes! We truly have come full circle!


Cannabis Can Affect Different Genders in Different Ways


Most people know that there are a variety of factors that can impact how your body reacts to cannabis including:

  • Dosage

  • Delivery method

  • Strain

  • How much/what/when you last ate

  • Weight


…and more! But did you know your gender may impact how you react to marijuana as well? That’s right! Studies show that women build up a tolerance to THC more quickly than men do. So, that is why cannabis can sometimes affect women differently than men.


Cannabis Can Kill Cancer


There’s a reason that most medical cannabis states have cancer as a qualifying condition! Studies show that cannabis can actually stop cancerous cells from growing and spreading. It can also help with other issues that may arise associated with cancer.


For example, many cancer patients have to endure chemotherapy radiation. This treatment may shrink your cancer, but it can have an array of side effects like nausea and vomiting. Luckily, cannabis can help with that too!


You Cannot Get High from Eating Raw Cannabis


This is one misconception about cannabis that has been floating around for centuries. Many people think that if you eat raw marijuana flower, your body will absorb the THC and you will get the same “high” you would if you smoked it or consumed it in another way.


This is not true. You cannot get high from eating cannabis in its raw form.


The Average Medical Cannabis User Makes a Purchase Every 10 Days


Did you know the average medical marijuana card holder spends an average of $136 on each dispensary trip, and typically makes a purchase every 10 days? That’s a lot of cash!


When recreational cannabis is legalized in Ohio, you should still continue to renew your medical cannabis card for many reasons, arguably the most important being the difference in cost associated with medical vs recreational dispensaries.


Medical card holders enjoy higher purchase and possession limits, lower product prices, and lower taxes as well!


Get Your Medical Card Today

Medical marijuana is legal in Ohio and you can start getting the relief you deserve today with Ohio Marijuana Card! If you have any questions, please give us a call and we can help you!


If you think you may benefit from medical marijuana, there is a big chance that you would qualify for your medical card!


You need your medical card to access any of Ohio’s medical dispensaries. Not to worry, because it is now easier than ever to get your card with Ohio Marijuana Card! Telemedicine makes it easy for you to get approved from the comfort of your own home!


In Ohio, there are many conditions that may make you eligible for medical marijuana, and we hope the program continues to expand by adding more conditions soon! If you have questions about whether you qualify, we can help with that too!


In order to visit a dispensary in the State of Ohio, you will need your medical marijuana card. With telemedicine, you can even get your card from the comfort of your own home!


If you don’t already have your card, we can help! You can even have your appointment from the comfort of your own home and get your recommendation on the same day! Schedule an appointment with one of our physicians today to see if you qualify.


 

Doctors Who Care.

Relief You Can Trust.


Here at Ohio Marijuana Card, our goal is to help everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.


If you have any questions, call us at (866) 457-5559, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

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