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What Is the Impact on the Body of Smoking Marijuana Daily?

Marijuana is legal in Missouri, and you can access your local dispensary today! Even though recreational cannabis is legal in Missouri, there are countless benefits to having your medical card in a recreational state.

Medical marijuana patients in Missouri will pay less on taxes and cannabis products at dispensaries. Also, they will enjoy more dispensary access and higher purchase and possession limits.

Cannabis is a natural alternative to prescription medications. Millions of Americans have already made the switch from opioids and narcotics to cannabis, and for good reasons. Although marijuana does have some side effects, they are very mild compared to that of other prescription medications.

The most popular way to use cannabis by far is to smoke the raw flower. Many patients prefer smoking because it is easy and its effects come on very quickly. But is smoking cannabis bad for you?

Marijuana vs Cigarettes

Most people understand the danger that comes with smoking cigarettes. However, smoking a cigarette is very different from smoking marijuana flower. Cigarettes contain more than 7,000 chemicals, including carbon monoxide.

Many of these chemicals are toxic and spread through the body very quickly. Cigarettes are proven to cause irreversible damage to many important structures in the body, especially over time.

However, cannabis grows naturally. Smoke from marijuana flower contains a very low amount of carcinogens and other toxic chemicals. Many of the chemicals that make cigarettes toxic are not found in cannabis flower.

Although cannabis smoke is not as bad for you as the smoke from cigarettes, it is still not a good thing to introduce smoke into your lungs every day. Smoke can elevate your risk of cardiac disease and other issues.

Any kind of smoke will be detrimental to your immune system, which makes you more vulnerable to illness. Smoke damages our lung tissues and can lead to COPD.

The Bottom Line

Smoking cannabis is very different from smoking cigarettes, but if you can avoid smoking every day, you should. Luckily, cannabis comes in a variety of delivery methods, and you can experiment and see which you prefer.

If you like smoking best, that’s no problem. However, you should not be smoking every single day. Some days, you can try another delivery method. Some of the most popular include:

  • Tinctures

  • Oils/lotions

  • Edibles

  • Vapes

Feel free to switch off between any of these methods if you would like to avoid smoking daily.

Get Your Medical Marijuana Card in Missouri Today!

Although marijuana is now legal recreationally in Missouri, you should still get your medical card. If you have any questions, just give us a call!

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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