- J. L. Campbell
Does Medical Marijuana Make People Happier? Science says - YES!
There are many reasons why Missouri residents should consider applying for their medical marijuana card. From helping with chronic pain to promoting better sleep patterns and mobility, people are treating hundreds of conditions with the help of cannabis. The bottom line is that marijuana can make you happier, which is backed by science.
It can be difficult to feel happy in a society where our social media is filled with outrage caused by an ever-uncertain news cycle. Lockdowns may be over in some states, but the pandemic is still at large and the entire world has collectively undergone a lot of trauma. Now, perhaps more than ever, we need some positivity in our lives. Cannabis may be just what we need to turn things around.
Medical marijuana has been known to create an increased sense of overall well-being in patients, and when we feel better, our entire outlook on life can change. Whether you are in physical pain, coping with mental stress, or simply exhausted from trying to live up to the demands of daily life, medical marijuana may be able to boost your mood and keep you looking forward to all that life has to offer.
How Cannabis Makes Us Happy
The psychoactive component found in marijuana is known as THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol. There are actually chemicals that your brain naturally produces that are similar to THC. One of these is called “anandamide.” It is a naturally occurring chemical that creates a sense of bliss. If you’ve ever experienced a runner’s high or enjoyed chocolate in a way that seemed a little more heavenly than a typical treat, that was probably anandamide taking effect.
The Fresh Toast profiled the connection between cannabis and happiness, explaining that anandamide is also present in THC. When it reacts with the brain’s cannabinoid receptors, it triggers the natural release of dopamine, creating a sense of bliss. Consequently, enjoying cannabis is a way to naturally improve your overall sense of well-being.
Medical Marijuana Can Help Reduce Anxiety
One of the ways that cannabis can help us to feel happier is by reducing the amount of anxiety that we feel. Forbes Magazine recently profiled a study conducted by Wayne State University which details the way marijuana affects those dealing with stress, and the results demonstrated that cannabis can help reduce anxiety.
In the study, 71 participants were given either a low-dose of THC or a placebo. Scientists discovered that those who took low doses of THC showed reduced signs of fear and anxiety when put in situations designed to trigger fear.
Medical marijuana promotes an increased sense of calm that naturally combats anxious feelings, allowing us to live in the moment and focus on the present.
Cannabis Can Help Relieve Chronic Pain
Those who suffer from chronic pain know how severely it can affect the quality of daily life. Chronic pain can hinder your ability to exercise or even move around your house, making it nearly impossible to do the things that make life enjoyable.
Medical marijuana is changing the lives of patients who deal with chronic pain. Many patients report that cannabis lessens the severity and frequency of their pain and does so without the sidelining effects of many prescription painkillers. As a matter of fact, many chronic pain victims are using cannabis to reduce their dependence on opioids and credit medical marijuana for allowing them to do things they thought they might never be able to do again.
Having Trouble Sleeping? Marijuana Can Help
Cannabis is an excellent aid when it comes to getting a good night’s rest. As a matter of fact, many patients prefer medical marijuana to traditional, over-the-counter sleep aids. When you are well-rested, you feel better and more productive throughout the day.
A good night’s sleep can be the start of a domino effect. When you are well-rested, you will have the energy you need to exercise and make better dietary choices. It also keeps your mind alert so you are kind to others and can perform better at work. If you are having a tough time getting quality sleep - cannabis may be just what you need to turn things around.
Because You Deserve to be Happy
Are you ready to see if cannabis can increase your overall well being and help you look on the bright side of life? To do so, you’ll need a Missouri medical marijuana card. If you don’t have your card yet, we can help you with that.
Our medical team 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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