Pros and Cons of Medical Marijuana

Pros And Cons Of Medical Marijuana

The cannabis plant is well known to have many medical and recreational uses. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the primary and most popular compound found in marijuana that most users enjoy. What many people might not realize is that there are about 483 other known compounds in the plant, many of which offer excellent health benefits.

Despite the many advantages associated with the use of marijuana products, there are also several other disadvantages. Before deciding whether you should turn to medical marijuana to help aid your health, it’s good to look at both sides. In this article, you will find out more about these advantages and disadvantages.

After nearly 2.5 years later and speaking with 7,000 Ohio Green Team medical marijuana patients, below are the two most common pros and cons of medical cannabis:

Relief Of Chronic Pain and Inflammation

Chronic pain affects over 25 million adults in the country. This makes it a severe cause for concern. Thankfully, scientists have now discovered that Cannabis can help people with chronic pain. It owes this to the presence of a chemical compound called cannabinoids — an active phytochemical in the plant. This compound has the characteristic of providing relief for chronic pain.

In the same light, some other compounds found in Cannabis, such as terpenes like myrcene, limonene, linalool, and cannabinoids like THC and CBD, have been found to have anti-inflammatory properties. A lot of research has shown that these compounds can reduce inflammation caused by pathogens like Alzheimer’s disease, pancreatitis, and ulcerative colitis.

Fight Cancer

Research has suggested that oral cannabinoids — a chemical compound in Cannabis, is effective in treating nausea and vomiting, which are common side effects of chemotherapy. Besides oral ingestion, a small study also indicated that smoking marijuana might be effective in getting rid of these symptoms.

According to some recent studies, Cannabinoids have also been found to likely slowdown and inhibit the growth of some types of cancer cells. However, further research is underway to confirm this hypothesis.

Cons Of Medical Marijuana

Now let’s look at some of the cons of medical marijuana:

THC Isn’t For Everyone

Due to the presence of the THC compound, which is known for its psychoactive effects, it may be unsuitable for some people. They don’t enjoy the feeling of being high and it can certainly complicate many facets of their life, especially if they are tested for work. Finding marijuana in your system can also cause issues if you get into an accident or get injured at work. There’s no way to prove whether you were under the influence at the time of the incident. For these reasons, many people choose to stay away from medical marijuana.

A Lot Is Yet To Be Known About The Plant

There are several promising research being conducted on Cannabis. However, scientists are yet to fully understand the mechanism of action of most compounds in the plant. This is arguably one of the most significant drawbacks of medical marijuana. As the plant continues to become decriminalized across the country, scientists and researchers continue to learn more.

If you’re interested in learning more about medicinal Cannabis, kindly visit or give us a call at 614-639-0257.

If you currently are or previously suffered from any of Ohio Medical Marijuana Program’s 22 approved symptoms and have supporting medical documentation, you 100% qualify for a medical marijuana recommendation and card!

Receiving your certified medical marijuana recommendation could not be easier in Ohio. All consultations are conducted virtually (meaning you can get approved from the comforts of your home!) via Telemedicine. Simply schedule your Telemed appointment for a date and time that works for you; after a ~20 min consultation you’ll receive your recommendation!

Company Name: Ohio Green Team
Address: 1580 Fishinger Suite 100 Upper Arlington Ohio 43221
Phone Number: 614-639-0257


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