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Does Cannabis Offer a Second Chance for Opioid, Narcotics, and Alcohol Users?

Medical marijuana is legal in Pennsylvania, and thousands of patients already have access to dispensaries and products. If you don’t already have your medical card, give us a call and we will help you!

Cannabis has been steadily increasing in popularity for decades and especially in the past few years. Many Americans are switching from prescription drugs to marijuana for many reasons, but one of the biggest is the fact that compared to opioids and narcotics, the side effects of cannabis are very mild.

Drug abuse is one of the biggest issues Americans face today, and it is a leading cause of injury mortality in the United States. Drug overdose rates are high and have been increasing each year since 2009, according to the CDC.

Over 930,000 people have died due to drug overdose since the year 1999, and more than 80% of those were caused caused by opioid misuse. Cannabis offers a natural option for those who have valid concerns about using opioids and other prescription drugs.

Marijuana and Substance Abuse

There has been a lot of interest recently about medical marijuana use for those with substance disorders. Cannabis can be a great treatment option for those suffering from substance addiction.

Cannabis can help to manage symptoms brought on by withdrawal from other substances. Marijuana can also reduce people’s dependence on substances such as narcotics and opioids by eliminating unhealthy cravings.

Once patients are completely off of opioids or narcotics, they can stop using marijuana entirely since it is not addictive. Cannabis may also help them with sleep and appetite, so some patients may choose to continue using it.

Medical cannabis has the potential to help people who are suffering from substance abuse. It is much safer than other prescription drugs, and it’s natural! Although one size does not fit all with cannabis, it may be a good idea to try medical marijuana for your symptoms.

Your reaction to cannabis will depend on your gender, weight, how much you last ate, your dosage, delivery method of choice and more. There is no way to know if you will benefit from marijuana until you give it a try and see how you feel.

The biggest piece of advice we can give is to start low and go slow. Start with a very small amount of marijuana for your first dose and only use that much every time, until the desired effect is not reached anymore. At that point, you can increase your dosage a bit.

Get Your Medical Marijuana Card in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania continues to update their medical marijuana program to make it even better for the deserving patients in the state. Lawmakers are introducing more and more marijuana bills that will be decided on this session.

Medical cannabis is legal in Pennsylvania, and you can apply for your medical card today with Pennsylvania Marijuana Card! It is now easier than ever to get your card from the comfort of your own home with telemedicine.

If you think you would benefit from medical marijuana, there is a good chance you will qualify! You will need your medical card to access any of the state-licensed dispensaries in Pennsylvania.

If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call and allow us to walk you through the process. It may seem intense, but the process is actually very straightforward.

If you don’t already have your card, we can help! You can now get your recommendation the same day as your appointment! Schedule an appointment with one of our physicians today to see if you qualify.


Doctors Who Care

Relief You Can Trust

Here at Pennsylvania Marijuana Card, our goal 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.

If you have questions, call us at (855)-607-5458 or simply book your medical marijuana evaluation to start getting the relief you deserve today!


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