Legal protection. Many Washington D.C. patients may already be self-medicating with marijuana, but they are breaking laws on state and federal levels. Having a medical marijuana (medical cannabis) card issued by the DC Department of Health is the best way to protect yourself from potential issues.
Marijuana is a great medicine. As a natural herb, marijuana also carries many medicinal properties. Cannabinoids in Marijuana offer relief for anxiety and depression, nausea or pain. Cannabis can be great medicine to alleviate symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Cancer, Seizure Disorders, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
You can replace side effects and costs often caused by pharmaceuticals. The American Medical Association is continuously monitoring hospitalizations due to prescription medications. Many patients have replaced some of their prescription medicals with Medical Marijuana reducing some debilitating side effects. While not commonly covered by insurance, medical marijuana can be affordable given the variety of budget friendly options you can find in a dispensary.
Shopping at a dispensary is awesome. You have probably never experienced anything like shopping at a quality state licensed dispensary, unless you have a really ambitious back alley dealer or a cutting edge hometown pharmacy. It’s really quite liberating to choose your medicine based on personal preferences like taste and smell in addition to what symptoms you are trying to relieve. SWC and other state licensed dispensaries carry a wide range of options, including flowers, edibles, tinctures, topical treatments and several different strains of marijuana. Click here to learn more about the many options available.
Support for Safe Access and a growing economy. Nationally, support for Medical Marijuana has grown significantly in the last few years, with 23 states and DC now legalizing marijuana for medical use. Unfortunately our national laws have not kept up. By getting a medical marijuana card, you will be supporting an ever growing industry, positively impacting both our health care system and our economy.