What is Medical Marijuana?

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.


How Does it help?

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:

  • Reduce anxiety
  • Reduce inflammation and relieve pain
  • Control nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy
  • Kill cancer cells and slow tumor growth
  • Relax tight muscles in people with MS
  • Stimulate appetite and improve weight gain in people with cancer and AIDS


Researchers are studying whether medical marijuana can help treat a number of conditions including:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Appetite loss
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diseases affecting the immune system like HIV/AIDS or Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Eating disorders such as anorexia
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Mental health conditions like schizophrenia and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscle spasms
  • Nausea
  • Pain
  • Seizures
  • Wasting syndrome (cachexia)

Get Your Card as Easy as 1.2.3

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1. Make an Appointment

The doctor will examine you to determine if your condition will benefit from treatment. 
Your provider will give you suggestions on strains that may help manage your symptoms.
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2. Receive Your Card by Mail

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. 

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3. Pick Up Your Cannabis

Take your medical card, and ID to a dispensary. 

Ask for suggestions on strains that may help manage your symptoms.

# Medical Card Renewal

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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