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Get a Handle On Your Emotions With Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana is legal in the State of Virginia and thousands of residents are reaping the benefits! Cannabis has been around for thousands of years and it is now very apparent why. Marijuana has many benefits for medicinal purposes.

The social stigma surrounding marijuana and those who use it is slowly but surely disappearing with each year. States throughout the country have passed laws legalizing the use of both medicinal and recreational cannabis.

One thing cannabis is known for is its ability to affect our mental state. Marijuana contains powerful cannabinoids, with the most popular being THC. THC binds to receptors in the brain which can change the way we feel.

In this blog, we will look at how marijuana affects the way we feel and how you can use it to control your emotions in a stable way.

What Does Marijuana Do to Our Emotional State?

Marijuana is used all over the world for a variety of mental conditions including depression, anxiety, and stress. That being said, there is no sure way to know how marijuana will affect you mentally.

How cannabis will affect you depends on many things, including:

  • When/how much/what you last ate

  • Age

  • Gender

  • Weight

  • Dose

  • Delivery method

  • Strain

  • THC content

…and more! All of these factors contribute to how marijuana affects us. Many people use marijuana for depression because of its mood-altering effects, and others say it makes their depressive symptoms worse.

Some of the most common symptoms associated with depression include:

  • Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness

  • Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters

  • Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports

  • Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much

  • Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort

  • Reduced appetite and weight loss or increased cravings for food and weight gain

  • Anxiety, agitation or restlessness

Many of these symptoms can be helped with marijuana use, depending on the person of course. For example, cannabis can help with sleeping issues and can make us feel more calm, depending on the strain. Some people with clinical depression prefer sativa strains because they are more energizing as opposed to indica.

The Bottom Line

Cannabis can help people with mental conditions like anxiety or depression. Whether it will help your condition or exacerbate your symptoms depends on many factors, but there is no way to know how marijuana will affect you until you try it.

Although depression is not a qualifying condition in the State of Virginia, many people with other qualifying conditions may also be experiencing depression. If you have depression and a qualifying condition, you could kill two birds with one stone!

Get Your Medical Marijuana Card Now

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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