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  • Bailey Porras

Get a Handle On Your Emotions With Medical Marijuana

There are many stereotypes about cannabis, but the negative ones seem to be fading out year by year with new progressive legislation and changed social attitudes toward marijuana use.

One thing that most people assume about cannabis is that it can affect your mood. This is absolutely true. It can affect people’s moods in different ways, and how it affects you depends on many factors.

Some people say marijuana helps their pain, makes them happier, and increases their appetite, while others say it makes them tired and unproductive and makes their anxiety or depressive symptoms worse. This is why marijuana is not for everyone.

How marijuana affects you depends mostly on you, including your personality, your brain chemistry, whether or not you have any mental issues, and so much more. The dosage and consumption method of marijuana can also impact how marijuana affects you.

Cannabis and Stress

Many people use marijuana to cope with stress and anxiety symptoms. As previously mentioned, whether or not marijuana helps or worsens these symptoms depends on the person, among other factors.

Studies have demonstrated that lower doses of high THC cannabis strains can reduce anxiety and stress, while higher doses can make symptoms worse. If you find that low doses do not help you, try CBD instead. You may not react well to psychoactive substances like THC.

Stress can affect us in so many ways. Apart from causing physical ailments, such as asthma, diabetes, and heart problems, stress can also cause mood disorders and overall happiness. When we are stressed, our whole outlook on life changes, which can negatively impact all aspects of our lives.

Marijuana and Serotonin

Serotonin has a huge impact on our mood, and low levels of serotonin are typically found in people suffering from mood disorders. Serotonin helps us process thoughts and feelings and allows us to stay calm.

Cannabis can reduce the availability of serotonin in our bodies. This effect is temporary and wears off as the drug’s effects do, but it bothers some people more than others.

The Bottom Line

Cannabis can really help people get a handle on their emotions. For some people with anxiety or depression, cannabis can boost their happiness while keeping them feeling relaxed.

For others, cannabis may exacerbate symptoms. There is really no way to know if it will help you or make things worse until you try it. We recommend talking to your doctor to see if marijuana is right for you.

It is also helpful to ask your doctor if they recommend a consumption method or strain that may help you personally. When you get your medical card, you can also tell your local budtenders at dispensaries what you are looking for, and they can make recommendations.

Try Medical Marijuana Today

If you don’t already have your medical marijuana card, we can help! It is now easier than ever to get your medical card in the State of Ohio. Not sure if you qualify? We can help with that too!

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!

Check out Ohio Marijuana Card’s Blog to keep up to date on the latest medical marijuana news, tips, and information.


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