Reasons to Get a Medical Marijuana Card

There are many reasons to get a medical marijuana card. As the body of research continues to grow, more scientific proof becomes available to the general public regarding the benefits of using medical marijuana for a variety of medical conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain
  • Epilepsy
  • PTSD
  • Eating DEisorders
  • Insomnia
  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia

People who suffer from the above medical conditions have found real help with and relief from their debilitating symptoms, ranging from pain to fatigue, a lack of appetite to seizures, and a wide range of other physical and mental conditions. As a natural medicine, marijuana carries a whole host of healing properties that the world is rapidly rediscovering.

What Symptoms can MMJ Treat?

There are medical marijuana options for everyone, whether you need pain relief, stress relief, or better quality sleep at night, the healing properties inherent in cannabis offer many reasons to get a medical marijuana card. The psychoactive cannabinoid in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) assists with such conditions as insomnia, chronic pain, and eating disorders. The non-psychoactive cannabinoid, cannabidiol (CBD), does not impair the medical marijuana patient like THC does, and aids in relieving symptoms such as:

  • Pain
  • Stress
  • Inflammation
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Neuropathy
  • Arthritis
  • Sore Joints and Muscles

Medical marijuana patients who suffer from chronic pain caused by injury, illness, and disease appreciate the relief available through cannabis as opposed to pharmaceutical medications, especially opioids, which can have serious side effects that can include addiction. CBD is currently the focus of multiple clinical studies due to its ability to relieve pain without any psychoactive or addictive side effects, offering relief from symptoms without any impairment that may be the result of THC in some marijuana users. This makes medical marijuana a viable option for patients of all ages, as CBD is highly effective for pain relief and much safer for long term use than opioids.

Another reason to get a medical marijuana card is the cost savings for consumers. Purchasing cannabis products for pain relief and treatment of other medical conditions using a medical marijuana card is less expensive than purchasing the same products for recreational use. CBD-infused products can be purchased online easily, and offer a range of options including food, snacks, drinks, tinctures, pills, or topical applications such as lotions, salves, oils, creams, and ointments which provide relief from both acute and chronic pain.

Medical marijuana is lab tested and subject to strict testing regulations for purity, ingredients, and more. Because of these regulations, consumers can be confident that they are getting top quality cannabis products, another reason to get a medical marijuana card when turning to cannabis for relief of painful, chronic symptoms.

For recommendations on which medical marijuana products may be best for you, call us at Medical Alternatives Clinic in Colorado Springs today at (719) 246-0393, or email us at with your questions, or to request an appointment. We are here to assist you in any way we can and will provide you with a copy of any paperwork necessary for your records.