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5 Facts About Cannabis


Medical marijuana is legal in the State of West Virginia and thousands of patients already have their medical marijuana card! Cannabis is a natural, safe alternative medicine that has been used for thousands of years for a variety of purposes.


The world’s fascination with marijuana has grown substantially, especially in recent years with the passage of new legislation. At the moment, 37 states have medical marijuana programs and 21 states have legalized it entirely.


Marijuana can be used for so many medical conditions including chronic pain, MS, IBS, sleeping issues, anxiety, and depression. But that’s not all it’s good for! In this blog, we will present some facts you may not know about cannabis.


Cannabis Is Packed With Nutrition

Did you know that marijuana flower seeds are packed with many different nutrients including iron, omega 3, antioxidants, and calcium? It also contains cancer-reducing and anti-inflammatory compounds.


Zinc, potassium, selenium, and carotenoids are also found in raw cannabis. If you want to have these nutrients without smoking the flower, we would actually recommend juicing your raw cannabis flower!


The Average Medical Cannabis Consumer Spends $136 Each Dispensary Trip and Makes Purchases Every 10 Days

It’s no wonder that medical marijuana boosts state economies so much. Tax on medical and recreational marijuana has benefitted state economies greatly over the past few years, which is another reason why more states are considering legalization of the drug.


Cannabis Is Over 2,000 Years Old

Marijuana’s first ever appearance was recorded by Chinese farmers over 2,500 years ago. The farmers used the plant’s oils and fibers to make paper and clothing. Also, it was used to make tea by the Chinese.


The plant still continues to grow all throughout Central Asia.


Marijuana Plants Have Genders

Did you know that there is such a thing as a male and female marijuana plant? That’s right! And guess which one is the big kahuna? Actually, it’s the female plant! Only female plants can actually get you high.


Male plants produce a very small amount of THC and no flower buds. People who grow or cultivate marijuana should only purchase female plants to grow. It is also important to get rid of any male plants in the area you will grow your female plants, as male plants can inhibit their growth.


Washington Was the First State to Legalize Cannabis

Recreational cannabis made its debut on December 6th, 2012 when the State of Washington decided to legalize it. Only 4 days later, Colorado did the same.


Try Medical Marijuana Today

Marijuana is an excellent alternative medicine option for those who wish to avoid harmful side effects of taking prescription medication. Marijuana has many benefits and can be used for an array of medical conditions.


Marijuana is legal in the State of West Virginia and the process of getting your medical card is very straightforward. We can answer any questions you may have about using cannabis for medical purposes.


If you think you may benefit from medical marijuana, there is a good chance you would qualify, so what are you waiting for? It is now easier than ever to get your card with telemedicine. You can attend your appointment with our certified physicians from the comfort of your own home!


Being a West Virginia medical marijuana patient allows you the freedom to establish your own personalized treatment plan. We’re dedicated to helping patients every step of the way!


Feel free to give us a call at 877-303-8424 and we can answer your questions about getting a medical marijuana card in West Virginia.


 

Doctors Who Care.

Relief You Can Trust.


West Virginia Marijuana Card’s mission 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 877-303-8424, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!


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

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