As the laws change, cannabis is moving from underground to being available in medical marijuana dispensaries. Doctors, caregivers and patients can now purchase medical marijuana from brick and mortar shops as well as online.
To start with understand that medical marijuana is still in its infancy and the shelf life of many dispensaries is not as long as people would like. A good cannabis directory is fully aware of this and continually works to keep the listings current.
Why should someone try medical marijuana in the first place? Cannabis has been used for medicinal purposes by ancient tribes; it has benefits that simply cannot be ignored, remember, cannabis was at one time perfectly legal in the US. People who suffer from chronic pain and emotional problems as well as many other issues can find relief and live their lives to the fullest extent possible when they use medical marijuana to help them.
Cannabis affects the mind and the body, it is extremely effective in reducing many different symptoms and allowing users to enjoy a relatively pain free life, for many this may be a first time experience being free of pain. As more and more is known about cannabis and the benefits of using it, states are finally beginning to relax their laws; there are now over 20 states where medical marijuana can be bought openly and legally. The so called “pharmacies” do not have great neon signs advertising their products so most people rely on a cannabis directory to locate a nearby source.
The active ingredient in cannabis is THC; it is known that THC is an appetite stimulus. This is of utmost importance to people are suffering from certain types of cancer and those suffering from HIV/AIDS where severe weight loss is the norm.
Medical marijuana is also effective to control nausea and vomiting which can be the after effect of traditional cancer treatments such as chemo-therapy.
There are many illness and maladies that can be eased with medical marijuana including insomnia, chronic pain, muscle spasms and muscle pain as well as seizures. Seizures in particular can put the person at great risk and often prescription drugs are not effective in controlling them; cannabis has been shown to control seizures when other treatments fail to work.
Traditional medications, especially painkillers are comprised of a cocktail of chemicals, these drugs can be fatal if taken in excess and they are responsible for side effects unknown at the time to the user. Medical marijuana is not deadly; it is just difficult to find at times, that is why a cannabis directory is so important.