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Debunking Cannabis Myths - How Medical Marijuana Can Actually Increase Your Motivation

One of the biggest misconceptions about marijuana is the idea that it zaps your motivation and leaves you sitting on the couch with no ambition or drive. That’s simply not true. It is a myth cannabis users have battled for decades. The fact is that patients who have their Missouri medical marijuana card are finding cannabis elevates their mood, increases their focus, and helps them get up and get moving toward their goals.

An Unfair Stigma

There is a stereotype that goes along with cannabis use, where marijuana smokers are seen as lazy layabouts who lose all of their focus and desire to do anything with their lives. This unfair stigma was spread throughout the 1980’s and 90’s during the height of the “War on Drugs,” when a plethora of anti-marijuana PSA’s implied that cannabis would leave you stuck on the couch with no desire to do anything with your life.

On the contrary, some of the most driven people in the world are regular cannabis users. Some of the top business people on the planet regularly consume marijuana. It’s hard to become a billionaire if you lack motivation. It’s also nearly impossible to stay at the top of your game in the world of elite-level sports if you don’t have any drive. So, you can consider the myth of the lazy cannabis consumer debunked by the many pro athletes who proudly use marijuana.

Cannabis Users Get More Done

A recent profile on cannabis use in Forbes Magazine details a study that shows frequent cannabis users actually get more exercise than those who don’t consume marijuana.

As far as work productivity goes, cannabis seems to actually increase your odds of doing better in your career. A recent survey by BD Analytics discovered that those who consume marijuana actually advance further and earn higher salaries than those who don’t.

Another interesting piece of information comes from a study that suggests consuming cannabis at the end of the work day has no negative impacts on the following day’s productivity. This makes medical marijuana an excellent alternative to alcohol, because it can allow users to relax when the work day is over without having to worry about an ensuing hangover.

Medical Marijuana Can Help You Sleep More

When it comes to achieving your goals, one of the most important factors is getting plenty of sleep on a regular basis. For those who have trouble sleeping, medical marijuana may be the key to achieving their goals. As a matter of fact, studies have shown that patients prefer cannabis over traditional over-the-counter sleep aids.

A good night’s sleep is a major factor when it comes to making healthy eating choices, physical activity, mental health, workplace performance, and maintaining healthy relationships. Being well-rested is essentially a domino effect that improves nearly every factor of a productive, active lifestyle. Since medical marijuana can help you sleep better, it’s a natural aid when it comes to smashing those life goals.

Cannabis Can Get You Moving

One of the ways that medical marijuana debunks the myth of the “lazy stoner” is by helping you increase your physical activity. Many people are using medical marijuana to increase their workout regimen.

Cannabis can help you get moving for several reasons. Marijuana is effective when it comes to managing chronic pain. It’s hard to exercise when your body hurts. Cannabis can help ease the intensity of pain and allow you to enjoy physical activity.

Cannabis also helps you to focus on the task at-hand. From golf to long distance running, many athletes have found that medical marijuana allows them to get into the zone during workouts and enjoy exercising more.

Many Students Use Marijuana to Study

When you think of cannabis and college, a stereotypical picture may come to mind of a college student who sits around their dorm room with a bong in their hand, letting life pass them by. You may be surprised to find out that the opposite is true on many college campuses where successful students are using marijuana to help them study.

The properties of cannabis can help reduce the anxiety and pressures that college students often face, and the focus that it provides can allow them to zero in on the task at-hand. College life can be full of distractions, and medical marijuana can help them avoid those pitfalls and keep their mind on their work.

Cannabis Reduces Anxiety and Allows You to Focus

With a volatile job market and the pressures that most employees face, feelings of anxiety are natural. Similar to the aforementioned college students, many employees are finding that the anti-anxiety properties of cannabis help them to decompress from the stress of their jobs.

Many employees may face issues maintaining their focus at work. With the current news climate, dealing with a global pandemic, and the constant barrage of information and expectations coming at them from social media, it’s no surprise to discover that many employees are overwhelmed with workplace distraction. For these employees, medical marijuana may be just what they need to stay focused during the work day and be more productive than ever.

Nothing is More Motivating Than Relief

If you are ready to experience the natural relief that cannabis provides, you are in luck. Marijuana is legal for Missouri residents who have their medical card. If you still don’t have your card, we’re here to help! Our medical staff is standing by to take you through a quick and easy evaluation to see if you qualify. Schedule an appointment with a marijuana doctor online by CLICKING HERE, or give us a call at (877) 303-3117 to talk to a patient support representative.


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At Missouri Marijuana Card, our mission is helping 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 relief you can trust today!

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