Cannabis is quickly gaining popularity as a medicinal drug, contrary to its earlier status as an illicit one. A number of studies have theorized the benefits of medical marijuana in the treatment of various medical conditions.
In spite of all these studies, there are a number of baseless myths and misconceptions that are associated with the use of medical marijuana. Here, we’ll explore and debunk 4 of the most common ones.
Myth #1: Medical Marijuana Needs To Be Smoked
The most misguided myth about medical marijuana is that you need to smoke. Smoking marijuana causes lung damage, which is why people with this misconception avoid using it.
In reality, there are a number of ways to consume medical marijuana—your doctor will be able to provide you with further guidance.
Commonly known ways to consume medical marijuana or cannabis include, edibles with marijuana (pot brownies), tinctures, CBD oils, THC pills, etc.
Myth #2: Using Medical Cannabis Will Lead to Drug Abuse
A lot of people think that marijuana is a gateway drug, which means that a user of medical marijuana is prone to substance abuse. However, the reality is quite contrary. Researchers in the University of Mississippi have theorized that the use of Cannabidiol (CBD) can help patients with opioid medicine addiction.
Myth #3 Making Medical Marijuana Legal Will Significantly Increase the Crime Rate
The truth is, in fact, the opposite. It has been observed that with the increase in the number of medicinal dispensaries for obtaining medical marijuana, the crime rate has fallen. According to a research study carried out by the University of California, dispensaries for medical marijuana are reportedly leading to a decrease in crime rates in their locality. Furthermore, in the areas where they are forced to shut down, an increase in crime rate has been observed.
Myth #4 Medical Marijuana Is Just another Excuse to Get High Without Feeling Guilty
People who use medical marijuana only have one goal: curing a certain illness. A specific dosage is prescribed just like any other medicine to relieve the symptoms of various medical conditions such as Crohn’s disease, gut inflammation, chronic pain and even to relieve the pain symptoms of breast cancer.
Medical marijuana, like painkillers, may not work for everyone and for every condition. It’s important to have a doctor review your symptoms and decide whether it is suited to your needs.
Midori Med’s experienced doctors—in North Miami and Hollywood—provide comprehensive services including screening, registry, and enabling easy access to medical marijuana through approved dispensaries.
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*This blog provides general information and discussions about health-related subjects. The information provided in this blog is not intended to be construed as medical advice. If you or any other person has a medical concern, you should consult with your health care provider or seek other professional medical treatment*