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Does Cannabis Offer a Second Chance for Opioid, Narcotics and Alcohol Users?

Marijuana is legal in the State of Missouri for both medical and recreational use! Even though you don’t technically need your medical card to access dispensaries anymore, you should still get yours!

Having a medical card in a recreational state comes with many added benefits including:

  • Lower product costs

  • Better access

  • Higher purchase limits

  • Higher possession limits

  • Less taxes

If you have any questions about getting your medical card, give us a call and allow our patient support representatives to walk you through the process. It is now easier than ever to get your medical card from home with telemedicine!

Millions of Americans are making the switch from opioids and narcotics to medical marijuana, and for good reason. Many prescription drugs come with a slew of unfavorable side effects, and while cannabis does come with some side effects, they are pretty mild.

Opioid and narcotic abuse is a huge concern for Americans and remains one of the biggest health issues today. Resources in America for those who struggle with addiction are limited at best.

Marijuana is a great option for many people with certain conditions and symptoms, but what about substance abuse?

Marijuana and Substance Abuse

Many studies show that prescribing cannabis as a treatment for opioid or narcotic abuse can be very effective. It can reduce dependence on other substances and act as a harm reduction treatment.

It isn’t easy to quit opioids or narcotics cold turkey, so marijuana can act as a medium by eliminating unhealthy cravings for other substances. Patients can use medical cannabis and eventually stop completely, or they can keep using it if they find it is benefiting them.

Although cannabis does have some side effects, they are very mild. The most common side effects from marijuana include dry eyes, red eyes, increased appetite, and fatigue. This is why doctors are recommending cannabis over prescription medication.

The Bottom Line

Marijuana for medicinal use has been gaining popularity for decades as states move to legalize it all together. The way society looks at those who use cannabis is changing, and outdated stereotypes are disappearing as time goes on.

Cannabis can be a very effective treatment for those experiencing substance abuse, but it really depends on the person, among other factors. Everybody reacts to cannabis differently, so you probably won’t know how you feel about it until you give it a try.

Although you can get recreational dispensary access in Missouri, you should still get your medical card for many reasons. If you have any questions about the process, just give us a call!

Get Your Medical Marijuana Card Today!

There are so many benefits to having your medical marijuana card in a recreational state, including being responsible for less in taxes, saving at dispensaries, and higher possession laws.

If you don’t already have your medical marijuana card, we can help! 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.

(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!

Check out Missouri Marijuana Card’s Blog to keep up to date on the latest medical marijuana news, tips, and information.

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