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What Is the Impact on the Body of Smoking Marijuana Daily?

Marijuana is legal in the State of Virginia, but you should still get your medical marijuana card if you qualify. If you aren’t sure if you qualify, give us a call! There are countless benefits of having your medical card in a recreational state. Not to mention, recreational marijuana is not available for purchase in Virginia yet and won’t be for a while. The only way to purchase marijuana now is to get your medical marijuana card and go to a licenses dispensary.

Some of the benefits of medical marijuana include higher possession and purchase limits, less taxes, cheaper product costs, and higher cultivation limits. Also, with medical marijuana, you’re backed by a doctor which can only help you legally.

One of the most popular delivery methods for medical cannabis is smoking raw flower. Many people prefer this method because its onset of effects is very quick, almost instantaneous. Also, flower is the purest form of cannabis and many people interested in alternative medicine prefer the most natural route.

When you compare smoking cigarettes to smoking cannabis, there are many key differences to be aware of. For example, every puff of a cigarette contains more than 7,000 chemicals including carbon monoxide.

These toxic chemicals spread quickly throughout your body and the smoke deprives your body of the oxygen it craves. Smoking cigarettes is proven to cause irreversible damage to the lungs and other structures in the body.

Cannabis Smoke and the Body

Marijuana smoke is a bit different. Cannabis contains a very low percentage of carcinogens and toxic chemicals, because it is a plant that grows naturally. However, introducing any smoke into your lungs every day is not a good thing for your lungs and the rest of your body.

Smoke from cannabis can alter the DNA and elevate our risk of cardiac diseases over time. It can cause a plaque build up in our arteries, which will increase the risk of blockages and clots throughout the body.

Smoking anything, including marijuana, will be detrimental to your body’s immune system and make you more susceptible to illnesses and disease. Smoke damages our tissues in the lungs and through our airways and can lead to COPD.

Luckily, smoking is not the only way you can consume marijuana. There are so many other ways, including:

  • Tinctures

  • Oils

  • Lotions

  • Edibles

  • Vaping

If smoking is not for you, you can easily choose any of these other delivery methods. Edibles are a great option because you can make them yourself!

Get Your Medical Marijuana in Virginia Today!

Lucky for you, medical marijuana is already legal in Virginia! You can get your medical marijuana card today if you have a qualifying condition and see if cannabis helps with your depressive symptoms.

Recreational marijuana is legal in Virginia too, but it does not mean much since there are no recreational dispensaries to purchase products from.

There is no telling how long it will take for recreational dispensaries to open their doors, but we assume it will be at least a couple of years. So, if you would like to visit a dispensary until then, you will need your medical card!

In order to qualify for your medical marijuana card, you will need to have a condition that would make you eligible. If you aren’t sure if you would qualify, give us a call and we can answer any questions you may have about the process.

If you don’t already have yours, no worries. We can help! 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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