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Get a Handle on Your Emotions With Medical Marijuana


Medical marijuana is an excellent option as an alternative medicine, and the support for legalization has increased greatly across the country. Attitudes about marijuana are changing for the better with every year.


Medical marijuana is legal in the State of Missouri and thousands of patients are reaping the benefits and getting the relief they deserve. Cannabis can help with a whole host of symptoms, and it is known to affect people’s feelings and emotions as well.


The answer to the question of whether or not cannabis can help people with certain mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression, is not definitive. In other words, it depends on many different factors.


In this blog, we will discuss how cannabis can help you get a handle on your emotions.


Cannabis and Depression

Depression is unfortunately very common amongst Americans. It is a serious mental illness that affects how many people feel daily. According to Mayo Clinic, those with depression experience many symptoms such as:

  • Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness

  • Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters

  • Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports

  • Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much

  • Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort

  • Reduced appetite and weight loss or increased cravings for food and weight gain

  • Anxiety, agitation or restlessness

When taking these symptoms into consideration, it is no surprise that depression can soon affect every aspect of a person's life from work to relationships to friendships.


For some people, cannabis can help with depression by giving them back their appetite, allowing them to sleep better and giving them more energy. All of this depends on the person among other factors.


Other factors that may influence how cannabis impacts people with depression include the delivery method of the drug, dosage, strain, and more. But mostly, it comes down to the person.


Although depression is not currently a qualifying condition in the State of Missouri, people who have other qualifying conditions may also have depression. If you are not sure how cannabis will impact you, the only way to find out is to get your medical card and try it.


Cannabis for Stress or Anxiety

Stress and anxious feelings can negatively impact a person’s life in many different ways. Stress can cause not only psychological damage but also physical.


Marijuana can help by relaxing those with stress or anxiety. Although anxiety and stress are not qualifying conditions in Missouri, many people with other conditions may also experience both stress and anxiety too.


We recommend an indica-dominant strain for anxious feelings and stress. This strain is known to be calming and can create a sense of euphoria.


Try Medical Marijuana Today

Marijuana is legal in the State of Missouri! 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.


Schedule an appointment with a marijuana professional online or 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!


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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