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  • Bailey Porras

The Lowdown on Fentanyl and Why You Never Have to Worry About it as a Medical Marijuana Patient

With the growing popularity of medical marijuana, Ohio residents are lining up for their medical card in hopes of relief for their varying symptoms. Currently, there are over 15,000 Ohio residents with their own medical marijuana card.

People are also becoming increasingly concerned with what they are putting in their bodies overall, including their medicine. With your medical marijuana card, you can be sure that your medication is safe and you don’t have to worry about unwanted ingredients.

Although medical marijuana is generally considered very safe, some people want to be sure they won’t be ingesting potentially harmful or dangerous substances.

One of the most dangerous substances in existence right now is fentanyl. You may have heard about it since fentanyl is currently the leading cause of overdose death in the United States.

What Is Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine. Fentanyl was initially developed for pain management treatment for cancer patients, but has since been used for many other things.

For example, fentanyl is commonly added to heroin or cocaine in order to increase their potency and effects. Users are under the impression that they are purchasing heroin, and are generally unaware that they are actually ingesting fentanyl.

Much of the fentanyl used in drugs such as heroin is produced in Mexico, and it has many different street names including Apace, China Town/Girl, China White, Dance Fever, and Poison-go figure.

Although some users are unaware of the fentanyl in their drug of choice, it has since increased in popularity among users and some people seek out fentanyl in its purest form for its effects.

Effects of Fentanyl

Some of the most common effects of fentanyl include:

  • extreme happiness

  • drowsiness

  • nausea

  • confusion

  • constipation

  • sedation

  • problems breathing

  • unconsciousness

Fentanyl is also extremely addictive, just like other opioids.

Rest Assured

The sad truth is that most of us know a friend, family member, or associate that has overdosed before. The hold fentanyl has on many Americans is extremely saddening, and it’s important to educate yourself on its effects in case you know someone who shows signs of the effects of the drug.

However, you do not have to be worried about fentanyl contaminating your medical marijuana. As long as you are buying your medicine from a licensed Ohio dispensary and not off the street, you are safe.

Medical marijuana goes through an extremely tough process and is heavily regulated. Cultivators and processors must jump through a lot of hoops in order to ensure safe products for consumers.

The bottom line is: medical grade marijuana is safe. If you are purchasing your products from a dispensary, you have nothing to worry about fentanyl, or other unwanted drugs in your medicine.

Fentanyl is an opioid, and medical marijuana is quite the opposite. Many people make the switch from opioids to medical marijuana due to unwanted side effects and addiction issues.

Try Safe, Natural Relief Today

If you think marijuana may be right for you, now is the best time to get started! Medical dispensaries are home to many great, safe products for natural relief.

Better yet, schedule an appointment with one of our physicians today to see if you qualify!

If you don’t qualify, we will refund the total cost of your appointment! What are you waiting for? You have nothing to lose!


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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