- Olivia Castro
Part 2: Can Marijuana Better Your Quality of Life?
Medical marijuana is so widely popular for one simple reason. It truly works!
There are thousands upon thousands of people in the U.S. that use medical marijuana to help treat their medical conditions. Actually, West Virginia Marijuana has served over 102,000 patients and connected them with access to medical marijuana cards!
All of these patients swear by medical marijuana not only because it aids their medical conditions but because it improves their quality of life overall. Medical marijuana is by no means a cure, but it can help you live your best life now!
Today, we will be going over how medical marijuana can help you sleep better, reduce your anxiety and increase your focus!
How Can Marijuana Improve Sleep, Anxiety and Focus?
In the States, there are over 40 million people that struggle with anxiety. This number is growing by the day as the pandemic has increased mental health issues overall.
Marijuana can help with this by reducing anxiety, improving sleep and increasing focus!
Recent research has shown that CBD has anti-anxiety properties and some strains even have amino acids in them called L-theanine which help even more! L-theanine is commonly found in black or green teas and has been linked to improving sleep, anxiety and focus when combined with CBD.
L-theanine is an amino acid that impacts mood through the GABA system which is responsible for regulating stress. CBD and L-theanine work together by relaxing the body with higher GABA levels. High GABA levels make you feel safe and secure which in turn reduces anxiety. Marijuana creates a surplus of GABA which is why it is so helpful in reducing anxiety and inciting sleep!
L-theanine goes even further by increasing focus and mental clarity. L-theanine can even block glutamate receptors which trigger stress, anxiety and restlessness!
How Can Marijuana Improve Balance in the Body?
So how does marijuana actually do all of these things? We can answer this question by looking at the science behind the cannabis plant!
Homeostasis in the body is extremely important and is needed for us to function at our best. The balance in our bodies can be easily thrown off as genetic, mental, physical, nutritional and environmental factors all come into play.
Marijuana can help keep homeostasis within the body by working with the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a network of receptors that are responsible for keeping our body in balance. These receptors interact with CBD and THC that is in the marijuana plant!
Although marijuana cannot target specific areas of the body, it does, however, work throughout the entire body. This is why marijuana is so effective in treating an array of medical conditions!
If you or someone you love is looking for medical marijuana treatment, you’re in the right place.
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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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