Medical marijuana has received a lot of attention in the last few years. More and more people are opening up to the fact that this alternative medicine provides significant benefits to a broad base of people. The use of cannabis as a medical treatment is becoming more popular as the population grows less interested in using chemical medications that have dangerous and sometimes life-threatening side effects.
More Than Just Pain Management
Many proponents of using marijuana for medical purposes did so for pain management. The relief experienced by patients with chronic pain and glaucoma when they use cannabis is impressive. Cannabis is a natural alternative that could help people while fighting the terrifying opioid epidemic.
However, there are many additional benefits to using medical cannabis. In addition to the pain-relieving factors of the THC in marijuana, many people have experienced relief with the following conditions:
- Anxiety disorders
- Digestive disorders
- Seizure disorders
It has also been shown to help improve:
- Vascular health
- Mood and well-being
This does not mean that medical marijuana cures these problems, but it does provide relief. For many, comfort is what they need so that they can function and enjoy life without the burdens and strains of their medical conditions. Using cannabis to manage their conditions is something that can help many people overcome barriers from their health and achieve their dreams.
What Are The Legal Issues Surrounding Medical Cannabis?
Marijuana for medical use is legal in Oklahoma. However, certain conditions must be followed to use this natural alternative medicine. To legally use cannabis in Oklahoma for medicinal purposes you must have a state-issued medical marijuana card.
The state issued identification card allows you to purchase and possess cannabis for medical use. You must submit an application to the state that includes a recommendation from your doctor on a state-approved form. You must also provide a copy of your driver’s license or state issued ID, and a digital file containing your picture (headshot only) that will be used for your cannabis ID card, Once you apply, if approved, you will receive your ID card usually in 14 days in the mail.