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New to Marijuana? Here’s What You Need To Know!



The cannabis industry as a whole is growing super fast! There are more states now that have medical marijuana programs and there are even states that have full blown recreational programs like Oregon and Colorado.


Now that there are so many medical and recreational programs all over the country, more people are falling all different kinds of places along the “marijuana use” spectrum. There are people that have been using marijuana for years, some who have never tried but are curious and many more in between.


No matter where you end up falling on the spectrum, there are some basic facts that everyone should know about marijuana! Here at West Virginia Marijuana Card, we give you the best of both worlds by being a medical marijuana card provider and by providing quality information on cannabis. We can walk with you from being a novice cannabis user to an experienced one!


In today’s article, we will be getting into some of the benefits that cannabis provides, what products you can get when dispensaries open and how you can get cannabis in West Virginia!


What are the benefits of using marijuana?

Today we will start out by talking about why marijuana can be so beneficial!


THC is a very popular cannabinoid that is in marijuana and is probably the most well known. THC makes its claim to fame by being the compound in cannabis that gives you the psychoactive effects (in order words, makes you high). But there is so much more to THC than its psychoactive properties!


THC aids a plethora of medical conditions, one of which is insomnia. Everyone has days when we can’t sleep but some have this issue chronically. Sleeping is essential in the healing process. THC helps with this! There are studies that have shown THC to help restore sleep regulation.


Ever heard of the munchies? I am sure you have! This is due to the fact that THC helps improve appetite. This can be extremely helpful for those with medical conditions that reduce appetite such as cancer or HIV/AIDS.


The second more important cannabinoid is CBD. You can think of CBD as THC’s little sister! CBD has gained popularity in the past couple of years for a number of reasons.


CBD helps treat many medical conditions just like THC! It has been known to help cancer patients through chemotherapy, reduce seizures for those with epilepsy and has even been shown to reduce inflammation.


CBD’s main claim to fame is that it comes with no psychoactive effects. This means, with CBD, you can get all the benefits of using marijuana without the high feeling!


What marijuana products can I get in WV?

When you are new to cannabis, it can be hard to determine what marijuana products are available and which is best for you. Once dispensaries are open in West Virginia, there will be plenty of marijuana products for you to choose from, each with differing potency, duration and effect. Below are some of the more popular marijuana products that you will be able to find!


Flower

Raw marijuana flower is the most common way to purchase marijuana. It is the cheapest form of cannabis and is extremely versatile. You can smoke marijuana flower in a pipe, joint or even buy pre-rolls.


Edibles

Edibles are super fun and beloved by many! Edibles can come in many different formats such as gummies, candies, brownies or cookies. But since you are a beginner, remember that edibles take anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours to kick in. Always keep in mind to start low and slow when consuming edibles!


Tinctures

Tinctures are less popular than flower and edibles but are still a great marijuana product. Tinctures are marijuana-infused alcohol that comes in a small bottle with a dropper. They are consumed orally either under the tongue directly or can be mixed into your favorite foods or drinks.


Topicals

Topicals are cannabis-infused lotions or creams that can be lathered directly onto the skin. Topicals are a very humble marijuana product but come in clutch for many who use them! They’re great for those dealing with chronic pain as you can pinpoint the exact location of your pain.


Ready to get started?

Are you ready to get started on your marijuana journey? The first thing you need is your medical marijuana card. This is where West Virginia Marijuana Card can help!


You can get your card in just three easy steps:

  1. Schedule an appointment online or by calling us at (877) 303-8424

  2. Connect with our doctor using your phone, computer or tablet.

  3. Receive your West Virginia Marijuana Card and access dispensaries to purchase products!


It really is as simple as that!


You deserve relief. Don’t wait another day!



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 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!


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