Why Is Cannabis Better for You Than Opioids?

Medical cannabis is remarkably better for you than opioids. This doesn’t just come down to the specific effects on your body, but also to your long term health and your brain.

There is also the issue of the endemic opioid crisis in the USA at the moment. There are so many illicit and sometimes dangerous opioid-based drugs out there on the streets that people are dying every day from it.

In 2018, over 42 thousand people died from opioid-related overdoses, and almost half of them involved synthetic opioids like fentanyl. Being able to save countless lives through prescribing cannabis to patients is the greatest reward that any doctor can have.  

But before we can do that, we need to make sure that cannabis is definitely a better alternative. So, in what way is cannabis generally better for you than opioids?

 

Every location of Medical Cannabis Community Outreach will provide patients with the medical marijuana card.
So What Is an MMJ Card?
You use an MMJ card to provide identification when buying medical marijuana. This helps the state to regulate use and access to medical marijuana (or MMJ).
Your medical cannabis card features a picture of you to help the dispensary confirm your identity. It also has an issue and expiry dates. These mean that people can’t pass on old MMJ cards to people who don’t need them.
To help identify you further, Missouri MMJ cards also feature your address and date of birth.
When you receive an MMJ card, you get an ID number. If you’re a caregiver or have a caregiver, you also get a caregiver ID.
But don’t worry, your MMJ card won’t list any of your personal medical details. The only time you have to disclose these is why you apply for your card. If anyone at a dispensary asks what you’re using medical weed for you don’t have to tell them.

 

The time has come and soon you will be able to grow cannabis at home!
Missouri Home Cultivation Application

You can apply for your home cultivation at the time of your Missouri medical marijuana application. Please note: there is an additional $100 fee for this special ID. Make sure to mention these three things when you apply:

1. A detailed description of the cultivation area, like “unused, locked closest in patient’s bedroom.”

2. You must mention that the location is locked and secure

3. This area must only be accessible to either the patient or the patient caregiver.