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Why Should I Get My Medical Marijuana Card in Ohio?

Updated: Oct 5, 2021

There are so many reasons why it is beneficial to get a medical marijuana card in Ohio. But here at Ohio Marijuana Card, we know that many of our patients just don’t know exactly how medical marijuana can really help their medical condition.

Because marijuana is still federally illegal, there is a lot of misinformation out there but not to worry! You’ve come to the right place. If you have a qualifying medical condition, we can help you obtain your medical marijuana card and guide you every step of the way!

We know for some just thinking about getting a medical marijuana card may be a little different for you. For some it could even be a scary thought. But we are here to give you all the information that you need to make the best decision for you and your treatment plan, whether that involves medical marijuana or not.

In today's article, we will be going over why you should get your medical marijuana card, what the benefits are and how it is ultimately up to you!

Benefits of Getting Your Medical Marijuana Card

1. Medical marijuana can reduce inflammation

Inflammation that the body experiences is often rooted in the immune system. Inflammation can also contribute to chronic pain which is the number one use of medical marijuana in Ohio and can trigger a number of health issues like heart disease, diabetes and even cancer.

Medical marijuana works with the endocannabinoid system to help regulate a wide range of bodily functions, including your immune system. Studies has shown that marijuana reduces inflammation related to immune response, and specific types of inflammation associated with certain cancers.

2. Medical marijuana can help you stay active

Keeping an active lifestyle isn’t easy. If it were, everyone would be running marathons and competing in the Olympics. For an everyday person with a busy lifestyle, it is hard to not only keep your body moving but also ditch all the excuses as to why working out doesn’t fit into today’s schedule.

It is very challenging to not get bored of working out and to keep the motivation high, especially when you are battling a medical condition and may be in pain or discomfort.

Medical marijuana can actually take away some of the barriers for you that are standing in the way of a more active lifestyle.

Some recent research has shown that marijuana users are more physically active and less obese than those who do not use marijuana. While marijuana isn’t a magic plant that will make you lose weight, it will, in fact, reduce the pain you are experiencing which can help you have the opportunity to be more active.

3. Medical Marijuana can help with mental health issues

More people today are dealing with anxiety than ever before. This number has shot up after the COVID-19 pandemic. Anxiety is linked to increased risk of stroke and heart attack, inflammation, and insomnia.

Unfortunately in Ohio, anxiety is not a qualifying condition. But if you have another qualifying condition, you can use your medical marijuana to help treat your anxiety at the same time!

There is a fine line between whether marijuana can help or hurt anxiety but as long as you start low and slow every time, you can keep your anxiety at bay without inciting it. Marijuana can help people focus on what’s right in front of them and forget about the things that are stressing them out. Treating anxiety can contribute to a foundation for better health for years to come.

4. Medical marijuana can help with insomnia

If you have ever had a big test or important work presentation, you probably have had some sleepless nights leading up to it. Those nights take a toll but once the stressful situation is over, the good sleep comes right back.

This isn’t the case with insomnia as it is chronic. If you can’t sleep, you can’t heal. Between 10 and 30 percent of adults in the United States suffer from chronic insomnia and it gets worse with age.

Medical marijuana straight up just helps you sleep. Marijuana has been found to make it easier to fall asleep, and have longer and better quality sleep durations. This is super important for your body as deep sleep plays a strong role in the healing process.

Thinking About Getting Your Medical Marijuana Card With Us?

Did this article make you feel like medical marijuana could be right for you? You’re in the right place my friend!

  1. Schedule a telemed or office appointment over the phone or online with one of our friendly marijuana doctors.

  2. Meet with one of our state-certified medical marijuana doctors and discuss your medical condition.

  3. With the doctor's approval, you'll receive your card via email from the Ohio Board of Pharmacy.

In three simple steps you can get 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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