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5 Facts About Marijuana


Medical marijuana is legal in Virginia and 36 other states throughout the country, and recreational marijuana is also legal in Virginia plus 20 other states throughout the country. 9 in 10 Americans support marijuana legalization.


With the popularity of cannabis increasing over the past couple of decades, people want to know more about the drug and its properties. Cannabis is known to affect the way we feel mentally. It affects everyone differently, making it an interesting drug to research.


Although marijuana is legal for recreational purposes in Virginia, it is still a good idea to get your medical card. There are many benefits to getting your medical cannabis card including:

  • Lower taxes

  • Save money on cannabis products

  • Higher potency limits

  • Higher possession limits

  • Legal protection

  • Higher cultivation limits

  • Access to more dispensaries

…and more! Having your medical cannabis card will help you in countless ways in a recreational state.


In this blog, we will tell you some fun facts about cannabis that you may not already know!


Marijuana Is Ancient


Many people think that cannabis emerged in the 50’s or 60’s in America. However, this is not at all accurate. The marijuana plant actually dates back thousands of years!


Marijuana was used in Ancient China for making rope, oil, textiles, and even food! Through trade with other countries, cannabis use became more widespread. People started using hemp to make paper, and the cannabinoids in THC for medicine!


Females Respond Differently to Marijuana Than Males


We all know that cannabis can affect people differently, but did you know that the way it affects women is different than how it affects men? It’s true! A study conducted by Washington State University found that females build up a tolerance easier than males do.


This means that women who smoke will typically have a higher tolerance than that of males who smoke, no matter how frequently. This is thought to have something to do with women’s menstrual cycles and fluctuations in hormones.


Females are found to be more sensitive to THC when they are ovulating, surprisingly. The more you know!


Shakespeare Smoked Marijuana


William Shakespeare is known to be one of the smartest people in English history. He was a very famous poet and playwright, and his books and plays still shine through today in modern education.


In fact, it is known that Shakespeare used to grow his own marijuana. It is possible that the playwright was high when he was writing plays or sonnets, which is probably what made them so great!


Marijuana Can Kill Cancer


That’s right folks, cannabis can actually reduce cancerous tumor growth! No wonder cancer is a qualifying condition in most states with medical programs!


Many cancer patients also go through chemotherapy radiation, which can be very hard on the human body. Chemo is known to cause nausea and vomiting, which marijuana can also help with!


You Cannot Get High from Consuming Raw Cannabis


Contrary to popular belief, you cannot actually get high from eating weed. Without being burned, raw cannabis has very little THC which is the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.


You may get an upset stomach from eating raw marijuana, but you most likely will not get high.


Get Your Medical Marijuana Card Today

If you think you could benefit from medical marijuana, there is a good chance you would qualify for your medical card in the State of Virginia. With telemedicine, it is now easier than ever to get your medical card from the comfort of your own home!


In Virginia, any inhibiting condition could qualify you for your medical card. If you don’t already have it, we can help! Schedule an evaluation online today and we’ll make an appointment for you with one of our knowledgeable, compassionate doctors.


 

Doctors Who Care.

Relief You Can Trust.


At Virginia Marijuana Card, our mission is helping everyone achieve wellness

safely and conveniently through increased access to MMJ. Our focus on

education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the stigma for our patients by

providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.


Call us at (888) 633-5808, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!


Check out Virginia Marijuana Card’s Blog to keep up to date on the latest medical marijuana news, tips, and information.

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