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  • Olivia Castro

Part 1: How Marijuana Can Better Your Quality of Life

Updated: Sep 21, 2021


We all know there is a stereotype of a marijuana user. They are usually portrayed as a care-free, happy go lucky, chill person without a care in the world. But can this actually be true? Can marijuana use really make you that happy?


Here at Ohio Marijuana Card, we say no to the negative stereotypes and yes to the ones that actually let us live our best lives. While having not a care in the world is a bit of a stretch, you actually can improve your quality of life when using marijuana!


We don’t want you to just take our word for it. There has been a lot of new research showing many positive links between marijuana use and living a healthier and happier life.


In today’s article, we are breaking down these research studies and proving once and for all that marijuana really can change your life for the better!


Marijuana Users Are Happier & Healthier

A study was recently conducted by the Realm of Caring that observed 1,276 participants and their marijuana use. The study followed 808 marijuana users, most of whom were using hemp based products, and 468 individuals who were not yet consuming any marijuana products at all. More than half of the participants stated that CBD was the primary chemical component in their products. Participants had medical conditions that were categorized into three separate groups: neurological diseases (including multiple sclerosis and epilepsy), chronic pain (such as back pain and fibromyalgia), and psychiatric conditions (anxiety and PTSD).

This was a longitudinal study that took place between April 2016 and February 2018. The participants were assessed on their use of prescription/over-the-counter drugs, their physical and mental health, and also if they had been admitted to the hospital.


On every single measure, the participants who used marijuana were physically and mentally healthier than those that did not!

The most notable medicinal benefits were achieved by the non-marijuana users who began using marijuana during the course of the study. These participants reported feeling better overall and saw improvements in their health!


Marijuana users in the study reported experiencing a better quality of life too. They were able to sleep better, feel more relaxed, and encountered less pain, depression and anxiety. They also used fewer prescription medications and were less likely to be admitted to the hospital.


A study like this really displays the main reasons as to why people come back to marijuana use time and time again!

 

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 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. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to join the medical marijuana conversation in Ohio.


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