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Part 2: How Marijuana Can Better Your Quality of Life

Updated: Sep 21, 2021


Medical marijuana is so popular in Ohio because of one simple fact. It works!


There are thousands of Ohioans that use medical marijuana to treat their medical conditions. In fact, Ohio Marijuana Card has proudly served over 102,000 patients to help them get their medical marijuana card.


All of these thousands of patients continue to use marijuana not only to treat their medical conditions but to actually increase their quality of life overall. While marijuana is no cure, it can help you live the best life that you can!


In today’s blog, we are going to discuss how marijuana can help improve your sleep, anxiety and focus as well as keep you balanced overall. Keep reading to dive in!


How Marijuana Can Help Improve Sleep, Anxiety and Focus

There are over 40 million people in the United States that struggle with anxiety. This number is growing by the day as the Covid-19 pandemic has increased mental health issues overall.


Anxiety impacts many aspects of a person’s life, especially your sleep at night and your focus the next day. Marijuana can actually improve anxiety, sleep and focus!


There is some recent research that has shown that CBD has anti-anxiety properties! Some CBD products also have amino acids in them that are called L-theanine. L-theanine is commonly found in green and black teas. This amino acid is linked to improving anxiety, sleep and mental focus when it is combined with CBD!


But how does this work?


L-theanine affects mood through the GABA system which is responsible for regulating stress responses in the body. CBD and L-theanine work hand in hand to improve anxiety by promoting relaxation. L-theanine relaxes the body by increasing GABA levels which makes you feel safe and secure. Marijuana further assists by creating a surplus of GABA which is why it is the perfect plant to treat anxiety and aiding in sleep!


L-theanine also is known to help you have strong mental clarity and focus especially when it is combined with caffeine. L-theanine can even block the glutamate receptors in the body which trigger stress, anxiety and restlessness. Even if you choose to use CBD without caffeine, studies have shown the L-theanine by itself still has properties to reduce stress and anxiety and increase focus!


How Marijuana Can Improve Homeostasis

So how can marijuana actually help you live a healthier and happier life overall? This can be explained by going into a little bit of science!


Homeostasis is what keeps our bodies balanced and healthy. We all function best when our body is balanced. Unfortunately, our bodies can easily get thrown off balance as genetic, mental, physical, nutritional and environmental factors contribute to your homeostasis.


Marijuana actually can help keep homeostasis within the body by working with the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a network of receptors that are in charge of keeping our body in balance. These receptors interact with CBD and THC that is in marijuana!


Although marijuana cannot target specific receptors, it can, however, work throughout the entire body. This is why marijuana is so effective in treating an array of medical conditions!


If you or someone you love is looking for medical marijuana treatment, you’re in the right place.


Don’t wait another day for the relief that you deserve.


 

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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