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Can Marijuana Be Used Instead of Antidepressants?


Medical marijuana is legal in Arkansas, and you can get your medical card today to access your local dispensary! If you need a renewal, give us a call and we will walk you through the process!


Cannabis has been used for thousands of years as an alternative medicine. Its natural healing properties make it a great choice for those who are suffering from an array of medical conditions and symptoms.


Most people agree that cannabis can help with conditions such as chronic pain, sleeping problems, and cancer. But what about mental conditions like depression, stress, or anxiety?


There is no clear cut answer to the question of whether cannabis can help with mental conditions. Really, it depends on a number of factors including the person using it, how much cannabis is consumed, strain selection, and more.


Cannabis and Depression

Unfortunately, depression is becoming increasingly common in Americans, especially in the youth. Depression can cause people to feel a lack of motivation to do anything, and it can significantly affect a patient’s quality of life.


Antidepressants are typically prescribed for those suffering from depression, however, many of them come with rather unfavorable side effects which can make things worse. Luckily, cannabis can help some depression patients with their symptoms.


Depressive symptoms can vary from person to person. However, some of the most common symptoms of depression include:

  • Loss of appetite

  • Weight loss

  • Sleeping problems

  • Sadness

Marijuana is famous for its ability to help with each of these symptoms. Millions of Americans use cannabis to help gain an appetite and get better quality sleep.


Cannabis can also change your mood due to the THC in it. THC is psychoactive and can alter the way we feel. Some patients with depression report that marijuana gives them a boost of much-needed energy and improves their mood.


The strain you select will determine how using cannabis will make you feel. There are three main strains: sativa, indica, and hybrid (a mix of the two). Sativa may help with energy and improving one’s mood, while indica may make you tired and help with sleep.


Get Your Medical Marijuana Card Today

Medical marijuana is legal in Arkansas, and we can help you renew your medical card TODAY! If you qualify for your renewal, give us a call and we can help! If you aren’t sure, give us a call and we will answer any questions you might have!


You need your medical card to access any of Arkansas’ medical dispensaries. Not to worry, because it is now easier than ever to renew your card with Arkansas Marijuana Card! Telemedicine makes it easy for you to renew your card from the comfort of your own home!


Schedule an appointment with one of our physicians to get started today!


 

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Here at Arkansas Marijuana Card, our goal is to help everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.


Give us a call at (844)-249-8714 today or book your appointment here.


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