Is it Legal to Drive When Using Medical Marijuana?

Thanks to the recent legalization of medical marijuana, many Florida residents have finally found the relief they need for conditions like seizures, glaucoma, nausea, migraines, and more.

Unlike CBD, which is the extract of the non-psychoactive component of cannabis for medical use, medical marijuana is the whole, unprocessed marijuana plant used to treat symptoms of illness and disease. This means that medical marijuana does cause the psychoactive effects associated with the “high” of THC.

So is it legal to drive when using medical marijuana? Here is what you need to know before you get your first medical marijuana card from your doctor.

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How Medical Marijuana Helps with Glaucoma

Medical marijuana has been legalized in more than 30 states to treat specific health conditions, including cancer, chronic pain, and seizures. Now, it is also approved to address glaucoma, a serious disease of the eye. If you have already tried conventional glaucoma treatments without luck or if you want a gentler treatment that can still effectively reduce eye pressure, medical marijuana may be the best option
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Top Health Benefits of Medical Marijuana

Medical cannabis is a new and exciting treatment option for residents struggling with a variety of health issues ranging from epilepsy and glaucoma to arthritis and anxiety. It’s been available since 2017, when Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law a broader medical marijuana system for his state.

If you’re suffering from one of the following conditions, medical marijuana may be a helpful and effective treatment option.

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Is Medical Marijuana Safe?

Marijuana was once considered a dangerous, mind-altering substance, but research now shows that its properties serve important therapeutic and medical purposes. In fact, studies show that medical marijuana can safely act as a powerful pain reliever, appetite stimulant, mental health support, brain protectant, and more 

Since it was first legalized in Florida a few years ago, medical marijuana has demonstrated the ability to reduce symptoms related to everything from Crohn’s Disease, chronic pain, and depression to Alzheimer’s Disease, cancer, and seizures.

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Medical Marijuana and CBD: How Are They Different?

Medical cannabis is a new and exciting treatment option for residents struggling with a variety of health issues ranging from epilepsy and glaucoma to arthritis and anxiety. It’s been available since 2017, when Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into a law a broader medical marijuana system for his state. 

Now that CBD and medical marijuana are both available to Florida residents, it’s important to understand their differences and select the choice that’s best for your health and wellness needs. 

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Qualifying Conditions for a Florida Medical Marijuana Card

Medical marijuana is legal in the state of Florida, but that doesn’t mean it’s instantly accessible to anybody who wants it. The Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) allows licensed medical marijuana treatment centers to dispense medical marijuana and low-THC cannabis cards to patients and caregivers.

Unless you receive a medical marijuana card from an authorized business, you’re not legally permitted to use medical marijuana in Florida. This is why it’s so important to understand the requirements and qualifying conditions involved in obtaining your medical marijuana card. 

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How Medical Marijuana Can Help With Alzheimer’s Disease

Research proves that medical marijuana offers immense therapeutic benefits to people suffering with a wide range of health conditions. From seizures and chronic pain to glaucoma and anxiety, the use of medical marijuana has been legalized in more than 30 states nationwide. 

According to ongoing research,medical marijuana may help with Alzheimer’s disease as well. Experts believe that medical marijuana may safely and effectively treat common symptoms of Alzheimer’s, such as agitation and behavioral disorders, better than the pharmaceutical drugs currently recommended.

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