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  • Bailey Porras

Get a Handle On Your Emotions With Medical Marijuana

There are so many stereotypes about marijuana, but the good news is that the social stigma around it is slowly fading. New legislation, social attitudes, and countless research studies are forcing people to see cannabis users in a new light.

Marijauna IS medicine. This is becoming more clear every day as the large majority of states have enacted their own medical marijuana programs. Almost half of the U.S. has legalized marijuana for recreational use as well.

Most people have their own preconceived notions about marijuana and its effect on users, but one of the most common is that it can change our mood or how we feel. This is actually very true.

Cannabis can change our mood completely in many ways. THC is psychoactive and by definition changes how we are feeling. People with mood instability who are coping with feelings like anxiety and depression can use marijuana to balance out their emotions.

How Stress and Emotions Affect Our Bodies

Stress is something that everybody experiences from time to time, but if you are feeling stressed constantly, it may be worth looking into. Stress has a huge impact on our bodies in every aspect.

Physically, stress can also cause many issues including headaches, high blood pressure, chest pain, and more. Mentally, stress can cause us to lose sleep which is extremely important for us to function properly.

When we are stressed, we are often not ourselves. Stress changes our behavior due to higher cortisol levels, so it can affect relationships as well.

Sadness and depression can also cause physical pain. Many patients with depression have unexplained physical ailments, which many researchers believe are linked to sadness. Mentally, feeling sad can also change many things in our lives and affect our relationships as well.

Anxiety, Depression, and Cannabis

If you have a qualifying condition in the State of West Virginia and also have depression and anxiety, you might be wondering if marijuana is right for you. The fact is, marijuana is not for everyone when it comes to these emotional aspects.

Some people who have been diagnosed with anxiety say that cannabis helps them to stay calm and relax, easing their anxious tendencies, while others say it exacerbates symptoms and messes with their level of functioning.

Many people with clinical depression swear by cannabis, saying that it improves their mood, allows them to sleep and feel better and makes them feel more productive. Others say it makes them more sad and lowers their level of functioning.

Basically, whether marijuana can help you get a handle of your emotions is dependent on you, among many other factors such as delivery method and dosage. For some it works wonders and for others it makes things worse.

Is Cannabis Right for Me?

The only way to know for sure if cannabis is right for you is to try it. We recommend talking to a doctor before heading to your local dispensary to discuss delivery methods or strains that may be best for you.

When you have your medical marijuana card, visiting dispensaries are made easier by the staff. You can tell an employee your symptoms or condition and they can make recommendations for you personally.

Apply for a Medical Marijuana Card Today

If you think you may benefit from medical marijuana, 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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