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5 Reasons Medical Cannabis Could Be Right for You

Feb 17, 2023
5 Reasons Medical Cannabis Could Be Right for You
Medical cannabis has numerous potential health benefits, from reducing pain to easing anxiety. Learn more about how you can benefit from it and if it's right for you here.

Medical cannabis is a fast-growing industry and has been making waves in the world of medicine and wellness. From reducing chronic pain and improving sleep to reducing anxiety and depression, medical cannabis can help improve the quality of life for many individuals. 

However, it's important to note that medical cannabis is not for everyone, and our team of specialists can help you determine if it's a safe and effective treatment option.

Here, Joseph Dragon, FNP-BC, and our medical experts at Dragon Healthcare Services & Med Spa in Springville, Utah, take a look at five ways medical cannabis can benefit you. 

1. Manages pain 

Medical cannabis is a highly effective treatment option for individuals suffering from chronic pain. Its pain-relieving properties have been shown to significantly reduce the need for traditional pain medications. Additionally, its anti-inflammatory properties make it an effective treatment option for conditions like peripheral neuropathy, rheumatoid arthritis, and muscle and joint pain.

2. Calms nausea

For people undergoing chemotherapy or living with conditions that cause nausea, medical cannabis can reduce nausea and vomiting. It calms the digestive system and reduces discomfort, making it a valuable tool for people struggling with these symptoms.

3. Improves sleep

Medical cannabis has sedative properties that can help people with insomnia get better sleep. It promotes relaxation, making it a practical option for people with sleep disorders.

4. Reduces inflammation 

Medical cannabis is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which can help with various conditions, such as arthritis, colitis, and Crohn's disease. By reducing inflammation in the body, medical cannabis can help you overcome chronic pain and lead a more active life.

5. Eases anxiety and depression symptoms

People living with mental health conditions like anxiety and depression can benefit from medical cannabis because increases serotonin levels in the brain, which alleviates symptoms and provides an alternative to traditional medications that often come with adverse side effects. 

Additionally, medical cannabis effectively treats post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), offering you a safer and more natural alternative to traditional medications.

Who qualifies for medical cannabis? 

To qualify for a medical cannabis card in Utah, you must first come in for a health assessment to ensure medical cannabis is right for you. 

The state board authorizes people with certain conditions to access medical cannabis through a state-registered provider. However, if you have a condition that’s not on the approved list, we can petition the Compassionate Use Board to provide you with a medical cannabis card. 

A medical cannabis card allows you to buy medical cannabis products from any of the state-approved cannabis pharmacies. 

Medical cannabis has the potential to greatly improve your quality of life. However, as with any treatment option, it's important to consult with our team to determine if medical cannabis is the right option for you. Book an appointment with us online today or call 385-685-5114.