Medical marijuana allows us to use the marijuana plant to treat various medical conditions. It’s the same plant used in recreational marijuana, but taken for medical purposes.
The marijuana plant contains more than 100 different chemicals called cannabinoids. Each one has a different effect on the body. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the main chemicals used in medicine. THC also produces the “high” people feel when they smoke marijuana or eat foods containing it.
The active chemicals in medical marijuana like cannabinoids are very much like the ones our body make. They are involved in appetite, memory, movement, and pain.
Research suggests cannabinoids:
Researchers are studying whether medical marijuana can help treat a number of conditions including:
You will be able to download your medical card online from the registry.
Your physical card will come in the mail within a few days.
Take your medical card, and ID to a dispensary.
Ask for suggestions on strains that may help manage your symptoms.
Don’t let your medical card expire.
Be sure to schedule your renewal in advance to avoid lapse in access to your medication.
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Medicaid Plans:Medicaid, Staywell for children
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