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Self-Medicating With Marijuana– Is it Right for You?

Medical marijuana is legal in the State of Missouri, and thousands of patients are currently reaping the benefits! Cannabis has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries, and the social stigma surrounding it is finally fading away.

37 states have now legalized medical marijuana, and 21 states legalized it for recreational use as well. The ideas about cannabis and those who use it are outdated and old fashioned and the good news is, research continues to show the many benefits of cannabis!

Marijuana can help with symptoms that arise from a multitude of conditions. Millions of patients all over the world are currently using it to help them live pain free and are finally able to live the lives they deserve.

What Is Self Medicating?

Self medicating is basically when people administer a drug themselves in hopes of relieving symptoms from a medical condition. Self medicating is always going to be the case with marijuana, as patients are given medical cards and the rest is up to them.

It can be a bit intimidating when people first use marijuana; there are so many different strains, CBD to THC ratios, and delivery methods. However, it isn’t as complicated as it seems.

Depending on your condition, your doctor and the employees at your local dispensary can help you decide on a strain, ratio, and delivery method that would work best for you.

Is Marijuana Right for Me?

There is no real way to know how your body and mind will react to marijuana without trying it. There are many factors that influence how your body will react, including:

  • Dosage

  • When you last ate

  • How much you last ate

  • What you last ate

  • Body weight

  • Gender

  • Delivery method

  • Strain

  • THC to CBD ratio

…and more. Everybody reacts differently to drugs, and that's why marijuana is not for everyone. However, it is an alternative medicine with research backing it. Many people prefer it to opioids and other prescription medications due to its lack of side effects or permanent damage to our bodies.

The Bottom Line

The only way to know if self medicating is right for you is to try it. You cannot necessarily know how your body and brain will react, and it depends on many different factors.

Self medicating is not as scary as it sounds. There are many different resources to help you decide dosage, delivery method, products, and strains that would work best for you. Not to mention, employees at your local dispensary can help you make decisions about your treatment plan.

Try Medical Marijuana Today

Self medicating may seem intimidating, but there are countless resources to help you dive in. If you think you would benefit from marijuana, there is a good chance you will qualify for your medical card in the State of Missouri.

Although marijuana is now legal recreationally in Missouri, you should still get your medical card.

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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