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Living a More Natural Life in 2022 With Medical Marijuana

Living a More Natural Life in 2022 With Medical Marijuana

We all set goals for the New Year. Some of us want to lose weight, some of us want to get a promotion at work, and some of us just want to go natural! Living a more natural life can create transformative change, helping you to feel and look better, and make more fulfilling choices on the regular.

If you are a Virginian with a medical marijuana card, your medical marijuana may be the secret ingredient you need in 2022 to get the most out of a natural life.

Taking the Toxic Out of “Medicine” With Medical Marijuana

Reaching for the OTC analgesics on a regular basis, or maybe even using prescription painkillers and opioids to combat acute or chronic pain? While these drugs can provide pain relief, they are not the most ‘natural’ solution to your pain needs.

They are synthesized compounds, and many of them come with serious side effects. Even your basic OTC analgesics such as aspirin can cause gastrointestinal distress when taken in the long-term.

The situation gets much worse with the ‘harder’ painkillers— opioids have been shown to generate more broken bones in patients, while codeine can put you at higher risk for cardiac distress.

Medical marijuana, on the other hand, provides a natural answer to many of your pain needs. In fact, a majority of patients in one major study said that it not only addressed their pain relief needs, but also helped them reduce their dependence on opioids.

Psychiatric Medications – Not So Natural

The story isn’t any better with many psychiatric medications. Treating stress, depression, or complex disorders such as PTSD can involve some serious, synthesized drugs that impact your body in the long term. These medications, too, can have addictive properties that make them dangerous for some users over time.

Medical marijuana treats a range of mental health issues effectively, including stress, anxiety, depression and PTSD. It is also used more and more to treat a range of senior conditions with mental health comorbidities, including Alzheimer's.

Medical Marijuana: The Natural Alternative

Medical marijuana is made from— wait for it— plants. That’s right. While there is a bit of ‘chemistry’ involved in getting the products perfected, in Virginia, medical marijuana is highly regulated by the state, meaning that its growth and cultivation process is closely monitored by medical professionals. This means that you are getting a safe and clean product that can address your medical needs without introducing a bunch of toxins into your life!

Restoring Your Natural Sleep Cycle With Medical Marijuana

You may have pledged to put down the streaming videos an hour before bed and limit your time on your phone in search of a more natural life, but chances are your sleep cycle is still loopy.

One major way in which a lot of us have left the natural world behind is through sleep. Electricity and lights, alarms and iPhones, have all come together to knock all of our natural sleep cycles out of whack.

While synthetic sleep aids can force you to sleep, they don’t restore order to your sleep cycle.

Research says, however, that cannabis does! Medical marijuana has the ability to reset your sleep cycle back to its healthy and natural state, meaning that you get more and better sleep each night. Treating insomnia with medical marijuana is the natural answer, it seems!

Enhancing Exercise the Natural Way!

A great technique for living a more natural life is engaging in exercise and meditation outdoors. Whether you are going for a hike or cross country skiing in the colder months, medical marijuana can actually enhance your experience.

A study conducted at the University of Colorado Boulder showed that medical marijuana enhances the engagement people feel when exercising. Cannabis users also actually exercise more per week than non-users, something that can translate into greater health and well-being. The next time you go forest bathing and head out for that hike, take your medical marijuana along with you!

Go Natural With Your VA Marijuana Card Today!

You can change the way you eat and the things you do to achieve a natural life, but living a natural existence can go that much further when medical marijuana is there to help you get heathy with plant medicine!

Schedule an appointment with an online VA medical marijuana doctor today, to start gaining access to safe, legal cannabis products, including tinctures, flower, concentrates and more!


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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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