- Olivia Castro
Part 1: Can Marijuana Better Your Quality of Life?
There are many stereotypes of those that use marijuana. Users are usually portrayed as care-free, happy go lucky, chill people without a care in the world. But can this actually be true? Can cannabis use really make you that happy?
Here at West Virginia Marijuana Card, we say no to the negative stereotypes but yes to the ones that actually let us improve our quality of life. While having not a care in the world is a bit of a stretch, you actually can improve your life by using marijuana!
Don’t just take our word for it! There has been a lot of research showing many positive links between marijuana use and living an overall healthier and happier life.
In today’s blog, we will be breaking down these research studies and proving once and for all that marijuana really can change your life!
Are Marijuana Users Happier & Healthier?
A study was recently conducted by the Realm of Caring that observed 1,276 participants and their cannabis use. The study followed 808 cannabis users, most of whom were using hemp based products, and 468 individuals who were not yet using any marijuana products. More than half of the participants were using mainly CBD products. Participants also had medical conditions that were categorized into three separate groups: neurological diseases (including multiple sclerosis and epilepsy), chronic pain (such as back pain and fibromyalgia), and psychiatric conditions (anxiety and PTSD).
This longitudinal study took place between April 2016 and February 2018. The participants were assessed on their use of prescription or over-the-counter drugs, their physical and mental health, and also their hospital admittance.
On every single measure, the participants who used cannabis were physically and mentally healthier than those that did not!
The most notable medicinal benefits were achieved by the non-marijuana users who began using during the course of the study. These participants reported feeling better overall and saw improvements in their health!
Marijuana users in the study reported experiencing a better quality of life too! They were able to sleep better, feel more relaxed, and encountered less pain, depression and anxiety. They also used fewer prescription medications and were less likely to have to be admitted to the hospital.
A study like this really displays the main reasons as to why people come back to marijuana use time and time again!
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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