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Benefits of Medical Marijuana That You Might Not Know About

Times are changing, and legislation is slowly changing to reflect the progressive generation. People are finally taking notice of the health benefits cannabis can provide. Over 200,000 Missouri residents have their medical marijuana card and are already reaping the benefits.

We know that marijuana can be useful for insomnia and general sleep problems, as well as chronic pain. And we know that people who have trouble eating can also benefit from cannabis. But this just scratches the surface, as cannabis offers so many more benefits than these.


Did you know that cannabis can slow or even stop cancer cells from spreading throughout a patient’s system? That’s right. Multiple studies have already been conducted showing favorable results.

The American Association for Cancer also found that cannabis actually considerably slows down tumor growth in areas of the brain, breasts, and lungs.


Marijuana reduces inflammation and general pain, which can help to relieve discomfort for people with rheumatoid arthritis.


Marijuana can help control seizures. Strains that are rich in CBD content has seen to benefit patients suffering from epilepsy.

Epilepsy patients have reported that cannabis-use reduces seizure activity, but it isn’t for everyone. Make sure to consult with your doctor before adding cannabis to your treatment plan.

Multiple Sclerosis

MS can be an extremely difficult condition to live with, as it can affect every aspect of a person’s life. Cannabis can help!

There have been studies that show how marijuana may ease the painful symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis, including muscle spasms and neurological effects.


Cannabis can ease tremors and improve sleep for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Recent studies conducted in Israel show this in detail.

Israel has conducted a plethora of marijuana research studies, since they have already legalized it, allowing for less legal hurdles when it comes to research.


Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that can be very tough to live with. The symptoms are especially uncomfortable, and they include fatigue, fever, diarrhea, pain and cramping, loss of appetite and weight, low energy, and so much more.

A recent study, also conducted in Israel, concluded that smoking marijuana considerably reduced the severity of symptoms in 10 out of 11 Crohn’s patients. This is a small study, but many other studies show very similar results.

Struggling with weight loss and loss of appetite can be really hard on a person, and cannabis is known for helping with these symptoms.


The effects of chemo can be moderate or extremely severe. Some of the most common side effects include fatigue, hair loss, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, aches, weakness, and more. Many chemo patients use marijuana, because they believe it helps the severity of many of their symptoms.

Marijuana can reduce general pain and nausea, and increase appetite, so it’s no wonder why so many chemo patients swear by it!

Get Access to Medical Marijuana Today!

The only way to access marijuana today is by having your medical marijuana card. Even if marijuana is legalized for recreational use in November, it will take a considerable amount of time before we start to see recreational dispensaries.

If you don’t already have your Missouri marijuana card, we can help you with that! Our doctors are standing by to take you through a quick and easy evaluation to see if you qualify. During your evaluation, they will be happy to answer all your questions about how cannabis may be able to help with your anxiety or any other medical conditions.

Schedule an appointment with a marijuana professional online by giving us a call at (877) 303-3117 to talk to a patient support representative.


Doctors Who Care.

Relief You Can Trust.

At Missouri Marijuana Card, our 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.

Call us at (877) 303-3117, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting the relief you can trust today!

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