In fact, the first recorded instances of medical marijuana occurred way back in 400 AD! In the ancient world, it was used to treat pain and illness and was one of many herbal remedies that doctors used.
In 2001, Canada became the first country to authorize the use of medical marijuana. This was a huge step forward in the medical world and has since led to the opening of many dispensaries around the country.
What Do Cannabinoids Do?
Cannabinoids are chemicals that affect a few different parts of the body. They mostly target the parts of the brainassociated with memory, pain, appetite, and movement.
Because of the areas of the brain that cannabinoids work on, they can help:
Assist in vomiting and nausea following chemotherapy
Destroy cancer and prevent the growth of tumors
Assist in muscle relaxation
Improve weight gain and appetite in people with AIDS, anorexia, and cancer
These are just a few of the ways that cannabinoids work on the body. There are still many other ways that people have benefited from taking medical cannabis.
How Can I Get My Medical Cannabis Card?
If you feel that medical cannabis may help you with a physical disease or psychiatric condition, it may be time to get your medical cannabis card. This is actually a fairly straightforward process.
To get started, you'll need to visit your doctor or healthcare provider. There are special clinics that specialize in medical marijuana that you can visit, too.
At your healthcare visit, a doctor or nurse practitioner will conduct a physical or psychological exam. They will then verify a qualifying reason for you to receive your medical marijuana card.
From there, all you need to do is apply for your card. You'll place your order from a licensed, online provider and submit your doctor's note. From there, your card will be approved (typically on the same day) and then mailed to you.
Are you incorporated in Canada?
Small business owners and incorporated individuals in Canada can use aHealth Spending Account (HSA)to save on their medical expenses. An HSA is a cost effective alternative to traditional health insurance. The plan covers a wide variety of health and dental expenses. You could save thousands of dollars in taxes with an HSA.
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