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Benefits of Medical Marijuana That You Might Not Know About

The State of Virginia has 19 conditions that qualify residents for their medical marijuana card. Additionally, any condition that disrupts a person’s daily life can also qualify them for medical marijuana use!

That’s right– anyone with a condition that a physician deems could benefit from medical marijuana treatment can gain access to safe and natural medicine and skip out on the dangerous side effects of opioids and other painkillers.

Thousands of Virginians are reaping the benefits of medical marijuana already, and you could too! If you don’t already have your medical marijuana card, give us a call!

Most people have probably heard about marijuana helping with cancer or chronic pain, but here are some other symptoms or ailments that cannabis can help with.

Multiple Sclerosis

MS is a disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of the nerves. This disrupts communication between the brain and body, causing many uncomfortable and sometimes excruciating symptoms.

Some common symptoms MS patients live with include fatigue, pain, weakness, numbness, loss of vision, vertigo, bladder problems, and much more.

There have been studies conducted on the effects of cannabinoids on MS-related symptoms. Although the studies have been with relatively small groups of people, they show that THC favorably impacts symptoms of pain and spasticity.

Many MS patients have trouble sleeping, which cannabis is also known to help with. Marijuana also may help with muscle control, general pain, and bladder problems.


Cachexia is a general state of ill health where a person undergoes weight and muscle loss. Some people may know it better as “wasting”. It can be a sign of disease such as cancer, AIDS, heart failure, and more.

Some of the symptoms associated with cachexia include loss of appetite, fatigue, muscle weakness, extreme weight loss, and more. These symptoms can be hard to live with, as they start to affect every aspect of a person’s life.

Marijuana is typically used by cachexia patients to increase their appetite or help with nausea and vomiting. Some patients may also use it to boost their energy and help with depressive symptoms.

Spinal Cord Disease/Injury

Globally, anywhere between 250,000 and 500,000 people suffer from spinal cord injury each year. Spinal cord injuries can come about in a number of ways, but they are almost always painful and inhibiting.

Spinal cord injuries can severely affect a person’s day to day activities, as many normal things will become painful for them. Sometimes, a spinal injury or disease can even lead to paralysis.

Marijuana is known for limiting neurological damage in the spine if it is used after an injury occurs. Marijuana’s cannabinoids have been shown to protect the myelin sheath, which reduces painful symptoms down the road from a spinal injury.

Cannabis may also help with other symptoms associated with spinal cord injury disease including spasticity, inflammation, weakness, depression, and general pain.

Try Medical Marijuana Today

If you think you could benefit from medical marijuana, what are you waiting for? It is now easier than ever to get your medical marijuana card in Virginia, and more dispensaries are opening up to make access to medicine even easier.

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!

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